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  • graze — v. (d; intr.) to graze against (he grazed against the table) * * * [gr eɪz] (d; intr.) to graze against (he grazed against the table) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • graze — I [[t]greɪz[/t]] v. grazed, graz•ing 1) agr. to feed on growing grass and herbage, as do cattle, sheep, etc 2) cvb inf Informal. a) cvb inf to eat small portions of food or snacks in place of regular meals b) to sample small portions of a variety …   From formal English to slang

  • graze — graze1 grazeable, adj. grazer, n. /grayz/, v., grazed, grazing. v.i. 1. to feed on growing grass and pasturage, as do cattle, sheep, etc. 2. Informal. to eat small portions of food, as appetizers or the like, in place of a full sized meal or to… …   Universalium

  • graze — graze1 [grāz] vt. grazed, grazing [ME grasen < OE grasian < base of græs, gærs, GRASS] 1. to feed on (growing grass, herbage, a pasture, etc.) 2. to put livestock to feed on (growing grass, herbage, etc.) 3. to tend (feeding livestock) …   English World dictionary

  • graze — [[t]gre͟ɪz[/t]] grazes, grazing, grazed 1) V ERG When animals graze or are grazed, they eat the grass or other plants that are growing in a particular place. You can also say that a field is grazed by animals. Five cows graze serenely around a… …   English dictionary

  • graze — I UK [ɡreɪz] / US verb Word forms graze : present tense I/you/we/they graze he/she/it grazes present participle grazing past tense grazed past participle grazed 1) a) [intransitive] to eat grass growing in a field The sheep were grazing… …   English dictionary

  • graze — graze1 [greız] v [: Old English; Origin: grasian, from grAs; GRASS] 1.) [I and T] 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • graze — graze1 [ greız ] verb 1. ) intransitive to eat grass growing in a field: The sheep were grazing peacefully. a ) transitive to put an animal in a place where it can eat grass: Farmers can now graze their cattle on the mountain. 2. ) intransitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • graze — 1 verb 1 EAT GRASS a) (I) if an animal grazes, it eats grass that is growing: The sheep continued to graze. b) (T) to let animals eat grass: fields where they used to graze their sheep 2 INJURE YOURSELF (T) to break the surface of your skin by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • graze — [greɪz] verb I 1) [I] to eat grass that is growing somewhere Goats grazed on the hillside.[/ex] 2) [T] to break the surface of your skin He fell off the swing and grazed his knee.[/ex] 3) [I/T] to touch something slightly when you pass it She let …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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