Grazed
Graze Graze (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed} (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS. grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.] 1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for. [1913 Webster]

A field or two to graze his cows. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse. [1913 Webster]

The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing. [1913 Webster]

When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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