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  ( 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             adj  
...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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