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v. browsed, brows·ing, brows·es
a. To inspect something leisurely and casually: browsed through the map collection for items of interest.
b. To read something superficially by selecting passages at random: browsed through the report during lunch.
2. To look for information on the internet.
3. To feed on leaves, young shoots, and other vegetation; graze.
1. To look through or over (something) casually: browsed the newspaper; browsing the gift shops for souvenirs.
2. To read (websites) casually on the internet.
a. To nibble; crop.
b. To graze on.
1. Young twigs, leaves, and shoots that are fit for animals to eat.
2. An act of browsing.
[Probably from obsolete French broust, young shoot, from Old French brost, of Germanic origin.]
brows′a·ble (-zə-bəl) adj.
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1. able to be browsed
2. designed for browsing
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