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"browse" in British English

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browseverb

uk   /braʊz/ us   /braʊz/
  • 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, 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   /braʊz/ 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 card catalog.
(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   /braʊz/ us  
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 spent hours browsing various websites.
(Definition of browse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“browse” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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