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graze1

graze1

 
 
pronunciation:
greIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: grazed, grazes, grazing
definition: to feed on growing grass and herbage, as cattle and horses.
The cattle grazed in the pasture.
 
synonyms:
browse
similar words:
feed, forage, pasture
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to feed on (growing grass or a field of it).
synonyms:
browse, crop
definition 2: to put (animals) to feed on growing grass.
We grazed the horses near the river.
synonyms:
pasture, range
definition 3: to tend (animals) at pasture.
similar words:
herd, shepherd, tend
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derivation: grazer (n.)
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