Browse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |braʊz|  American pronunciation of the word browse
Brit.  |braʊz|  British pronunciation of the word browse
- vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
- reading superficially or at random (syn: browsing)
- the act of feeding by continual nibbling (syn: browsing)
- shop around; not necessarily buying (syn: shop)
- feed as in a meadow or pasture (syn: crop, graze, pasture, range)
- look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular (syn: surf)
- eat lightly, try different dishes (syn: graze)

Examples

Several customers were browsing in the bookstore.

He was browsing the want ads in the newspaper.

Many animals like to browse on leaves.

I can spend hours just browsing among books in the library.

Jon was browsing through the photographs.

The trip allows you plenty of time for browsing around the shops.

We had a quick browse around the shops.

a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day

She loves to browse the shops in small towns, looking for curios.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: browse
he/she/it: browses
present participle: browsing
past tense: browsed
past participle: browsed
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