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graze against someone or something

to brush or scrape against someone or something. The car grazed against the side of the truck. I grazed against an old man as I was jogging this morning.
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graze on something

1. [for animals] to browse or forage in a particular location. The cattle are grazing on the neighbor's land. I wish they wouldn't graze on other people's land.
2. [for animals] to browse or forage, eating something in particular. The deer are grazing on my carrots! The cows were grazing on the meadow grasses for weeks.
See also: graze


and browse
in. to eat a bit of everything at parties. We will just graze on party snacks rather than eat a full meal. I think I’ll just browse here and skip going out to dinner.
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One way to use summer grass is to buy small yearlings in spring when grass begins to flourish, graze them until fall, and sell them when pasture quality and quantity begins to decline.
If you have good quality tame pastures (with adequate rainfall or irrigation) you can get maximum beef production per acre by using rotational grazing, timing the grazing of each small pasture segment when the plants are most ready, then letting them regrow while you graze another part.
Years of restoration grazing, burning and cutting are recovering heathland that is now easier and more productive to graze, and the amount of cattle grazing by local farms has undergone a fivefold increase since the project started.
Secondly, the same purchasers are expected to lease rangeland at Tejon Ranch for a period of years where the breeding herd and other cattle will continue to graze.
Unpreventable trampling during the daily two-hour graze is a problem during wet weather, but the RG planting rate of 50 PPA moderates the damage satisfactorily.
s udderly unique Moo Mail, the world's first Internet-connected cow, now grazes in Manhattan's famous South Street Seaport through Labor Day 2000.
The Nature Conservancy, which is dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth, often grazes cattle on ecosystems that co-evolved with bison, antelope, elk and deer.