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verb graze pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygraze
he/she/itgrazes
present participlegrazing
past tensegrazed
past participlegrazed

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to eat grass growing in a field
    The sheep were grazing peacefully.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to put an animal in a place where it can eat grass
      Farmers can now graze their cattle on the mountain.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to break the surface of your skin, for example when you fall to the ground
    He fell off the swing and grazed his knee.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to touch something slightly when you pass it
    She let her fingers graze lightly against his skin.

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