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English definition of “browse”

browse

verb uk   /braʊz/ us  

browse verb (LOOK)

B2 [I] to look through a book or magazine without reading everything, or to walk around a shop looking at several things without intending to buy any of them: I was browsing through fashion magazines to find a new hairstyle. "Are you looking for anything in particular, madam?" "No, I'm just browsing."Reading

browse verb (COMPUTING)

B2 [I or T] to look at information on the internet: to browse the WebInternet terminology and abbreviations

browse verb (FEED)

[I] (of animals) to feed on grass, leaves, etc. in a relaxed way: Deer were browsing (on grass) under the trees.Animal (non-human) behaviour

browse

noun [S] uk   /braʊz/ mainly UK us  
an act of browsing or period of time spent browsing: We went for a browse around an antique shop. I had a browse through the books on his desk.Reading
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