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English noun: graze

1. graze (state) a superficial abrasion

Broader (hypernym)abrasion, excoriation, scrape, scratch

2. graze (act) the act of grazing


Broader (hypernym)eating, feeding

English verb: graze

1. graze (contact) feed as in a meadow or pasture

SamplesThe herd was grazing.

ExamplesThe animals graze

Synonymsbrowse, crop, pasture, range

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)eat, feed

Verb groupcrop, graze, pasture, range

2. graze (contact) break the skin (of a body part) by scraping

SamplesShe was grazed by the stray bullet.

ExamplesDid he graze his foot?

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

3. graze (contact) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

ExamplesThey graze the animals

Synonymscrop, pasture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)feed, give

Narrower (hyponym)drift, grass

Verb groupbrowse, crop, graze, pasture, range

Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

4. graze (contact) scrape gently

SamplesGraze the skin.

Synonymscrease, rake

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brush

Narrower (hyponym)shave

5. graze (consumption) eat lightly, try different dishes

SamplesThere was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing.

ExamplesSam and Sue graze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)nosh, snack

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