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graze2

graze2

 
pronunciation:
greIz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: grazed, grazes, grazing
definition 1: to touch or brush lightly in passing.
He grazed her arm as he ran past her.
synonyms:
brush, sweep
similar words:
glance off, lick, touch
definition 2: to scrape.
She grazed her knee when she fell off of the bicycle.
synonyms:
scrape
similar words:
scratch, scuff, skin
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a light touching, brushing, or scraping action.
He felt the graze of the cat against his leg.
similar words:
brush, touch
definition 2: a slight scrape.
The wound was only a graze.
synonyms:
scrape
similar words:
scratch
derivation: grazingly (adv.)