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Definition of "graze" []

  • To feed on growing grasses and herbage. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To eat a variety of appetizers as a full meal. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feed on (herbage) in a field or on pastureland. (verb-transitive)
  • To feed on the herbage of (a piece of land). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "graze" in a sentence
  • "Could neither graze nor pierce] [T: of change] To _graze_ is not merely to touch superficially, but to strike not directly, not so as to bury the body of the thing striking in the matter struck."
  • "Afterall, one definition of 'graze' is "to feed on herbage in a field"."
  • "I wouldn't let Palin graze with my goats, I wish she would use that bridge she built going nowhere"