Graze

Definition of Graze

Pronunciation: grāz
v. t.1.To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
[imp. & p. p. Grazed (grāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Grazing.]
A field or two to graze his cows.
- Swift.
2.To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
- Pope.
3.To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep.
- Shak.
4.To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.
v. i.1.To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.
2.To yield grass for grazing.
The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose.
3.To touch something lightly in passing.
n.1.The act of grazing; the cropping of grass.
Turning him out for a graze on the common.
- T. Hughes.
2.A light touch; a slight scratch.

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