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graze

graze(
greyz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to barely brush)
a. rozar
Helen was pretty shaken up but mostly unharmed; the bullet had just grazed her side.Helen estaba bastante alterada pero ilesa; la bala apenas le había rozado el costado.
b. raspar
A low-hanging branch grazed Jane's face as she was walking along the path.Una rama baja le raspó la cara a Jane mientras caminaba por el sendero.
2. (to get injured)
a. rasparse
I fell chasing my cat and grazed my knee really bad.Me caí persiguiendo a mi gato y me raspé la rodila bien feo.
b. rasguñarse
One of the cooks grazed his finger on a jagged corner of the prep table.Uno de los cocineros se rasguñó el dedo en una esquina filosa de la mesa de preparación.
c. hacerse un rasguño
What happened to your arm? - Oh, I grazed it on a nail that was sticking out of the wall.¿Qué te pasó en el brazo? - Oh, me hice un rasguño con un clavo que sobresalía de la pared.
3. (to feed)
a. pastar
The shepherd grazed his flock in a field at the foot of the hill.El pastor pastaba su rebaño en un campo al pie del cerro.
b. apacentar
The farmer had to sell the calves because he didn't have enough land to graze them.El granjero tuvo que vender los becerros porque no tenía suficiente terreno para apacentarlos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to feed on)
a. pastar
The cattle were grazing in the field.El ganado pastaba en el campo.
b. pacer
The farmer made sure that his animals had plenty of room to graze.El granjero se aseguró de que los animales tuvieran mucho espacio para pacer.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to snack)
a. picar
I'm not hungry; I've been grazing all day.No tengo hambre porque he estado picando todo el día.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (scratch)
a. el rasguño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It wasn't a serious injury; it was just a graze.No fue una herida grave sino un mero rasguño.
7. (slight brush)
a. el roce
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Sarah accused Nestor of hitting her, but he claimed it had been just a slight graze.Sarah acusó a Nestor de haberla golpeado, pero él aseguró que solo había sido un ligero roce.
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graze
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el rasguño m, arañazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (scrape)
a. arañar
3. (touch lightly)
a. rozar
to graze one's kneehacerse un arañazo en la rodilla
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graze [ɡreɪz] (Agr)
intransitive verb
pacer; pastar
transitive verb
[+grass, field] usar como pasto; [+cattle] apacentar; pastar;
graze [ɡreɪz]
noun
(injury) roce (m)
transitive verb
1 (touch lightly) rozar
2 (scrape) [+skin] raspar
to graze one's knees rasparse las rodillas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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