graze ( grazes plural & 3rd person present) ( grazing present participle) ( grazed past tense & past participle )
1 verb 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 massive oak... V
The hills have been grazed by sheep because they were too steep to be ploughed... be V-ed
Several horses grazed the meadowland. V n
...a large herd of grazing animals. V -ing
2 verb If you graze a part of your body, you injure your skin by scraping against something.
I had grazed my knees a little. V n
...grazed arms and legs.
3 n-count A graze is a small wound caused by scraping against something.
4 verb If something grazes another thing, it touches that thing lightly as it passes by.
A bullet had grazed his arm... V n
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