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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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Should the people at the receiving end of the open grazing menace wait until they are totally decimated before addressing the attendant challenges?
Grazing may also promote biodiversity, but the extreme level of grazing significantly reduces the vegetation cover (Diaz et al.
Keith Winter, President of the McKenzie County Grazing Association, speaking on behalf of the grazing associations within the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, said The members of the grazing associations in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands appreciate the continued efforts of Senator Hoeven and his staff in encouraging the Forest Service to continue working with us on updating and improving the Demonstration Project language into a more workable document that will continue to promote good stewardship of the grasslands.
In the transition period, during the morning, grazing behavior was similar for every system as it occurred during the rainy season; however, grazing stopped at 11:00h in the full-sun system (Figure 1B).
Small-scale, controlled poultry grazing often centers around some sort of portable all-purpose structure, such as chicken tractors with electric netting runs.
Producers need guidance on grazing strategies and oat varieties.
The region provides grazing opportunities for a large number of sheep and goats whole year and seasonally in winter for transhumant livestock in the northern mountains, besides the local livestock.
Tracy says she was unaware of the Cardiff Grazing Shed, which now has two restaurants in the city.
With money raised by Give for Grazing, GWT will buy its first herd of organic cattle this March to help with its conservation grazing programme on the reserves.
Then there's the case of the late Wayne Hage and his family, Nevada ranchers who, like Cliven Bundy, have refused to pay BLM grazing fees.
HORSES seized after being left illegally grazing in Northumberland are being destroyed due to their owners' failure to reclaim them and lack of available homes.
Livestock grazing on public land has been a contentious issue since as far back as the 1970s, when various interests clashed over the best use of Western land.
Domestic livestock grazing is naturally in tension with wilderness.