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Meaning of “browse” in the English Dictionary

"browse" in British English

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browseverb

uk   us   /braʊz/
  • browse verb (LOOK)

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

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  • browse verb (COMPUTING)

B2 [I or T] to ​look at ​information on the internet: to browse the Web

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browsenoun [S]

uk   us   /braʊz/ mainly UK
(Definition of browse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"browse" in American English

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browseverb [I/T]

 us   /brɑʊz/
to ​look at or through something to ​see what is there: [I] I browsed in a ​bookstore until she ​showed up. [T] You can browse the library’s computerized ​cardcatalog.
(Definition of browse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"browse" in Business English

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browseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /braʊz/
to ​look through a ​book or ​magazine without reading everything, or to ​walk around a ​store looking at things without intending to ​buy anything, or without knowing exactly what you want to ​buy: browse through sth I was browsing through the ​magazine when I saw their ad. "Are you looking for anything in particular, madam?" "No, I'm just browsing."
INTERNET to ​look at ​information on the ​internet: to browse the Web Before we made a decision we ​spenthours browsing various ​websites.
(Definition of browse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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