Definitions for grazegreɪz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word graze
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)to feed on growing grass and herbage, as do cattle, sheep, etc.
Informal. to eat small portions of food or snacks in place of regular meals. to sample small portions of a variety of foods at one meal.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
(v.t.)to feed on (growing grass and herbage).
to put cattle, sheep, etc., to feed on (grass, pastureland, etc.).
to tend (grazing animals).
Origin of graze:
bef. 1000; ME grasen, OE grasian, der. of græsgrass
grazegreɪz(v.; n.)grazed, graz•ing
(v.t.)to touch or rub lightly in passing.
to scrape the skin from; abrade:
The ball just grazed his shoulder.
(v.i.)to touch or rub something lightly, or so as to produce slight abrasion, in passing:
to graze against a rough wall.
(n.)a grazing; a touching or rubbing lightly in passing.
a slight scratch or scrape made in passing; abrasion.
Origin of graze:
1595–1605; perh. special use of graze1; for the semantic shift cf. F effleurer, der. of fleur flower, in the same meaning
a superficial abrasion
the act of grazing
crop, browse, graze, range, pasture(verb)
feed as in a meadow or pasture
"the herd was grazing"
break the skin (of a body part) by scraping
"She was grazed by the stray bullet"
crop, graze, pasture(verb)
let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
graze, crease, rake(verb)
"graze the skin"
eat lightly, try different dishes
"There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to scrape lightly
He fell and grazed his knee.
to touch lightly
His lips grazed against hers.
(of animals) to eat grass
cattle grazing in the fields
a light scrape
cuts and grazes
The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
cattle graze on the meadows
To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
the bullet grazed the wall
To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
to graze one's knee
to feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for
to feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse
to tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing
to rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall
to eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows
to yield grass for grazing
to touch something lightly in passing
the act of grazing; the cropping of grass
a light touch; a slight scratch
Translations for graze
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to scrape the skin from (a part of the body)
I've grazed my knee on that stone wall.
- skuur, skaafAfrikaans
- يَكْشُط، يَسْحَجArabic
- arranharPortuguese (BR)
- odřít (si)Czech
- לְשַׁפשֵף, לְהִישָׂרֵטHebrew
- चरने वाला पशुHindi
- skráma, hruflaIcelandic
- (피부 등을) 까다Korean
- nu(si)brozdinti, nu(si)drėkstiLithuanian
- skrape opp, skrubbeNorwegian
- تماس كولPashto
- a zgâriaRomanian
- odrieť siSlovak
- skrapa, skrubbaSwedish
- 擦破皮Chinese (Trad.)
- подряпати, зідратиUkrainian
- کھال چھل جاناUrdu
- trầy daVietnamese
- 擦破（皮肤）Chinese (Simp.)
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