American English

Definition of browse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they browse
    he / she / it browses
    past simple browsed
    -ing form browsing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to look at a lot of things in a store rather than looking for one particular thing You are welcome to come in and browse. browse something She browsed the shelves for something interesting to read.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] browse (through) something to look through the pages of a book, newspaper, etc. without reading everything I found the article while I was browsing through some old magazines.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] browse (something) (computing) to look for information on a computer, especially on the Internet
  4. 4[intransitive] browse (on something) (of cows, goats, etc.) to eat leaves, etc. that are growing high up
browse noun [singular]
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The gift shop is well worth a browse.