Definition of graze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

graze

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɡreɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡreɪz//
 
 
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a small injury where the surface of the skin has been slightly broken by rubbing against something Adam walked away from the crash with just cuts and grazes. Word Originnoun late 16th cent.: perhaps a specific use of graze ‘eat grass in a field’.Extra examples I’ve got a graze on my leg. She suffered only minor grazes in the crash. Paul had a graze on his knee from where he had fallen over on the concrete.
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