Grazer



[greyz] /greɪz/

verb (used without object), grazed, grazing.
1.
to feed on growing grass and pasturage, as do cattle, sheep, etc.
2.
Informal. to eat small portions of food, as appetizers or the like, in place of a full-sized meal or to snack during the course of the day in place of regular meals.
verb (used with object), grazed, grazing.
3.
to feed on (growing grass).
4.
to put cattle, sheep, etc., to feed on (grass, pastureland, etc.).
5.
to tend (cattle, sheep, etc.) while they are at pasture.
[greyz] /greɪz/
verb (used with object), grazed, grazing.
1.
to touch or rub lightly in passing.
2.
to scrape the skin from; abrade:
The bullet just grazed his shoulder.
verb (used without object), grazed, grazing.
3.
to touch or rub something lightly, or so as to produce slight abrasion, in passing:
to graze against a rough wall.
noun
4.
a touching or rubbing lightly in passing.
5.
a slight scratch, scrape, or wound made in passing; abrasion.
/ɡreɪz/
verb
1.
to allow (animals) to consume the vegetation on (an area of land), or (of animals, esp cows and sheep) to feed thus
2.
(transitive) to tend (livestock) while at pasture
3.
(informal) to eat snacks throughout the day rather than formal meals
4.
(South African, informal) to eat
5.
(intransitive) (informal) to switch between television channels while viewing without watching any channel for long
6.
(US) to pilfer and eat sweets, vegetables, etc, from supermarket shelves while shopping
noun
7.
(South African, informal) a snack; something to eat
/ɡreɪz/
verb
1.
when intr, often foll by against or along. to brush or scrape (against) gently, esp in passing
2.
(transitive) to break the skin of (a part of the body) by scraping
noun
3.
the act of grazing
4.
a scrape or abrasion made by grazing
v.

“to feed,” Old English grasian “to feed on grass,” from græs “grass” (see grass). Cf. Middle Dutch, Middle High German grasen, Dutch grazen, German grasen. Figurative use by 1570s. Related: Grazed; grazing.

“to touch,” c.1600, perhaps a transferred sense from graze (v.1) via a notion of cropping grass right down to the ground (cf. German grasen “to feed on grass,” used in military sense in reference to cannonballs that rebound off the ground). Related: Grazed; grazing. As a noun from 1690s.

noun

verb

To eat small amounts often: ”I don’t eat meals,” she said. ”I graze all day long”/ Cindy Crawford grazing at the salad bar (1980s+)

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