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Language: Old English
Origin: grasian, from græs; GRASS

graze

1 verb
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
graze1
1 [intransitive and transitive] if an animal grazes, or if you graze it, it eats grass that is growing
graze on
Groups of cattle were grazing on the rich grass.
fields where they used to graze their sheep
2 [transitive]MI to accidentally break the surface of your skin by rubbing it against something:
I fell on the gravel, severely grazing my knee.
3 [transitive] to touch something lightly while passing it, sometimes damaging it:
A bullet grazed his arm.
4 [intransitive] informal to eat small amounts of food all through the day instead of having regular meals

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