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Graze

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Graze \Graze\, v. i.
   1. To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze
      on the meadows.

   2. To yield grass for grazing.

            The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never
            graze to purpose. --Bacon.

   3. To touch something lightly in passing.

Graze \Graze\, n.
   1. The act of grazing; the cropping of grass. [Colloq.]

            Turning him out for a graze on the common. --T.
                                                  Hughes.

   2. A light touch; a slight scratch.

Graze \Graze\ (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed}
   (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS.
   grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.]
   1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to
      furnish pasture for.

            A field or two to graze his cows.     --Swift.

   2. To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a
      pasture); to browse.

            The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
                                                  --Pope.

   3. To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.

            When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep. --Shak.

   4. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in
      passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.

Source : WordNet®

graze
     n 1: a superficial abrasion
     2: the act of grazing [syn: {grazing}]
     v 1: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
           {crop}, {browse}, {range}, {pasture}]
     2: break the skin (of a body part) by scraping; "She was grazed
        by the stray bullet"
     3: let feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: {crop}, {pasture}]
     4: scrape gently; "graze the skin" [syn: {crease}, {rake}]
     5: eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food
        at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
        [syn: {browse}]
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