graze

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Synonyms for graze

Synonyms for graze

to make light and momentary contact with, as in passing

to strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected

light and momentary contact with another person or thing

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a superficial abrasion

the act of grazing

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feed as in a meadow or pasture

break the skin (of a body part) by scraping

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scrape gently

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eat lightly, try different dishes

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His father too possessed a horse which he often used to take out into the fields to graze.
The first three sped their shafts, and while they were fair shots they did not more than graze the inner circle.
Here the poor jaded horses were turned out to graze, and take their rest: the weary journey up the mountains had worn them down in flesh and spirit; but this last march across the thirsty plain had nearly finished them.
His giant thoat was far from jaded, yet it would be well, thought Thar Ban, to permit him to graze upon the ochre moss which grows to greater height within the protected courtyards of deserted cities, where the soil is richer than on the sea-bottoms, and the plants partly shaded from the sun during the cloudless Martian day.
Ponta's right drove straight out, and the graze was repeated as Joe ducked into the safety of a clinch.
When you go from a dry cow at maintenance to peak lactation, you have doubled the stocking rate on the farm in terms of forage demand, even before you add in what the calf grazes.