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Meaning of browse

browse

Pronunciation: (brouz), [key]
— v., n. browsed, brows•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to eat, nibble at, or feed on (leaves, tender shoots, or other soft vegetation).
  2. to graze; pasture on.
  3. to look through or glance at casually: He's browsing the shelves for something to read.
—v.i.
  1. to feed on or nibble at foliage, lichen, berries, etc.
  2. to graze.
  3. to glance at random through a book, magazine, etc.
  4. to look leisurely at goods displayed for sale, as in a store.
—n.
  1. tender shoots or twigs of shrubs and trees as food for cattle, deer, etc.
  2. an act or instance of browsing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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