源自古英語 grasian (吃草),源自græs ()



graze (複數 grazes)

  1. 擦伤刮擦
  2. 磨损,(表皮的)擦伤
  3. 吃草
    • 1904, Empire Review, 卷 6,頁號 188:
      If it be sundown, when the herds are returning from their daily graze in the long grass of the jungle, clouds of dust will be marking their track along every approach to the village []


graze (第三人稱單數簡單現在時 grazes,現在分詞 grazing,一般過去時及過去分詞 grazed)

  1. (及物) 给...吃草
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    • 1999,Neil Gaiman, Stardust:
      Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall.
  2. (及物不及物) 吃草;在...处吃草
    Cattle graze in the meadows.
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    • 1993, John Montroll, Origami Inside-Out,頁號 41:
      The bird [Canada goose] is more often found on land than other waterfowl because of its love for seeds and grains. The long neck is well adapted for grazing.
  3. (及物) 在...吃草时照顾
  4. (不及物)零食,(不在餐点时)[随便]]吃点
    同類詞: snack
    • 2008, Mohgah Elsheikh, Caroline Murphy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:
      Furthermore, people who take the time to sit down to proper meals find their food more satisfying than people who graze throughout the day. If you skip meals, you will inevitably end up snacking on more high-fat high-sugar foods.
    • 2018年7月24日,Anahad O’Connor,“When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health”,出自 w:The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Many people, however, snack and graze from roughly the time they wake up until shortly before they go to bed.
  5. 结账偷吃
    • 1992, Shoplifting,頁號 18:
      Grazing refers to customers who consume food items before paying for them, for example, a customer bags one and a half pounds of grapes in the produce department, eats some as she continues her shopping []
    • 2001, Labor Arbitration Information System, 卷 2,頁號 59:
      Had the Grievant attempted to pay for the Mylanta or actually paid for it, then she would not be guilty of grazing or shoplifting.
  6. (及物) 刮擦
    the bullet grazed the wall
  7. (及物) 擦伤
    to graze one's knee
  8. (不及物) 长出(供动物吃的)草
    • 1631Francis [Bacon],“(please specify |century=I to X)”,出自 Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [],3rd edition,London: [] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      The sewers must be kept so as the water may not stay too long in the spring; for then the ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose that year.






  1. grazen單數現在時虛擬式