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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, on


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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The majority of our cattle don't back graze, simply because they have a fresh paddock to graze from every day.
To fulfill that need as we rotate our animals through their paddocks, were focused on letting the animals graze only the top third of the plant--the highest-energy portion.
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.
On the morning of November 29th last year, during a graze of Spica in Japan, 194 contacts were timed by graze watchers at 47 stations in five separate expeditions.
Central graze will occur on the theoretical dark side ("smooth-Moon" approximation) but so close to the bright cusp that some events during the latter part of the graze will be against sunlit mountains - not a major problem with a star as bright as Spica.
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.