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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


Synonymsgrazing


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


Synonymsbrowse


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


Broader (hypernym)nosh, snack









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