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What is another word for grazes?

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Verb
To eat, or feed on, grass or herbs
“The sheep are allowed to graze on rangeland for a good part of the year and are very healthy.”
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To touch or brush lightly in passing
“Turning his head to see whether Klaus was still around, Marcus felt a hand graze his shoulder.”
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To scrape or wear away by friction
“I fall off my bike and graze my knee. My knee stings, but I am not going to cry or make a fuss over it.”
Verb
To bounce or ricochet off a surface
“Solar radiation is highest where rays fall squarely on the surface and is greatly reduced when the rays graze the surface.”
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To touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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To harm or injure by cutting
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To scratch or tear at something with one's claws or fingernails
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To come into general physical contact with
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To eat or consume food
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To strike smartly or with a glancing blow
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To cause pain or injury to
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To move hurriedly or as by bouncing or twitching
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To take small bites or nibbles at or out of
Verb
To subsist on a particular type of food
Noun
Plural for a slight bruise or injury where the skin is scraped
“She expertly slits open the leg of my breeches to apply bandages and iodine to a long but fortunately shallow graze on my shin.”
Noun
Plural for a quick and fleeting touch
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