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graze

US [ɡreɪz]
UK [ɡreɪz]
  • v.放牧;擦伤;(在草地上)吃青草;放牛
  • n.(表皮)擦伤
  • Web吃草;喂草;擦过
Simple Present:grazes  Present Participle:grazing  Past Tense:grazed  
graze
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(在草地上)吃青草to eat grass that is growing in a field
There were cows grazing beside the river.
有些牛在河边吃青草。
The horses were grazing on the lush grass.
马群正在啃食茂盛的青草。
The field had been grazed by sheep.
这块地羊已经啃过了。
2.
[t]
~ sth
放牧;放牛;放羊to put cows, sheep, etc. in a field so that they can eat the grass there
The land is used by local people to graze their animals.
这块地当地人用来放牧。
3.
[i]
(informal)
~ (on sth)
吃零食(代替正餐)to eat small amounts of food many times during the day, often while doing other things, instead of eating three meals
I have this really bad habit of grazing on junk food.
我有个特别不好的习惯,就是吃垃圾食品。
4.
[t]
~ sth (on sth)
擦伤,擦破(皮肤)to break the surface of your skin by rubbing it against sth rough
I fell and grazed my knee.
我摔了一跤擦伤了膝盖。
5.
[t]
~ sth
(经过时)轻擦,轻触,蹭to touch sth lightly while passing it
The bullet grazed his cheek.
子弹从他的脸颊擦过。
n.
1.
(表皮)擦伤a small injury where the surface of the skin has been slightly broken by rubbing against sth
Adam walked away from the crash with just cuts and grazes .
亚当在撞车事故中平安脱险,只受了点划伤和擦伤。

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