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graze

verb
 
 
/ɡreɪz/
EAT [I] When cows or other animals graze, they eat grass: Cattle grazed in the meadow.Animal (non-human) behaviourAnimal food
INJURE [T] mainly UK ( UK/US skin) to injure your skin by rubbing it against something rough: I fell and grazed my knee.Cutting and stabbing
TOUCH [T] to touch or move lightly along the surface or edge of something: A bullet grazed his cheek.Touching and feelingShowing affection
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