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graze2

graze2

 
pronunciation:
greIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: transitive 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, kiss, lick, nick, shave, touch
definition 2: to scrape or abrade (skin).
She fell in the playground and grazed her knee.
synonyms:
abrade, scrape
similar words:
scratch, scuff, skin
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to touch, brush, or scrape something lightly in passing.
synonyms:
brush
similar words:
kiss, touch
 
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:
abrasion, brush, touch
definition 2: a slight abrasion or scrape.
The wound was only a graze.
synonyms:
abrasion, scrape
similar words:
scratch
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derivation: grazingly (adv.)