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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.
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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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Livestock tend to pick out the desirable plants and graze them excessively.
For fields that are carrying good grass though I would be tempted to hold back on the fertiliser for now, while for those of 2200kgDM or less target 30kgN/ha (24units/acre), ideally as urea, and apply about two weeks ahead of when you expect to graze.
But about 40% of the grazers must graze sheep up there all year.
Instead, the cattle distribute the manure naturally, as they graze, improving soil quality and crop production.
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.
Day 85 -- deer completely graze all the dark green grass
Farmers have been granted the right to graze livestock on set-aside land while foot-and-mouth movement restrictions remain in force.
In a related study, Seefeldt is looking at the effect sheep have on rangeland when they're allowed to graze relatively soon after a wildfire.
Note this assumes two days will graze the allocated area down to the desired level.
Landowners sign five- year management agreements to graze their sites lightly with ponies, horses or cattle in return for fencing, water supplies and scrub clearance.
Farmers will now be allowed to graze or cut set-aside land because the drought conditions this summer have left them short of fodder for the winter.
The interesting thing is that dairy cattle that graze produce higher amounts of CLA in their milk than those which receive conserved feed, such as grain, hay, and silage," says ARS dairy scientist Larry Satter.
In order to obtain best results from perennial chicory, swards should ideally be rotationally grazed, and it is advisable to graze hard in the spring and early summer to avoid seeding.
During its first winter it was grazed by sheep and it was our intention to graze it with the cows the following summer.