graze - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlegrazing
past tensegrazed
past participlegrazed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to eat grass growing in a field
     Synonyms and related words
    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.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] informal to eat small amounts of food regularly instead of eating meals