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browse among (something)

1. To nibble or graze on plants, as of an animal. What can I do to keep animals from browsing among my plants?
2. To consider all of the options presented, often of reading material. Don't worry about me, I'll just browse among the magazines while I'm waiting.
See also: among, browse

browse on (something)

To nibble or graze on plants, as of an animal. What can I do to keep animals from browsing on my plants?
See also: browse, on

browse over

To casually or quickly look over something. Just browse over the pamphlet—you don't have to read it word for word.
See also: browse, over

browse through (something)

To casually or quickly peruse or look through something. Just browse through the pamphlet—you don't have to read it word for word. I like to browse through their clearance section and see if I can find any great deals.
See also: browse, through


1. To eat small amounts of food over a period of time, usually instead of full meals. I've been grazing all day, so I'm not very hungry right now.
2. To eat a variety of foods in small quantities at one time, instead of a full meal. I'm not too hungry, I think I'll just graze at the party.
3. To touch or scrape one without causing significant injury. Often said of gunshot wounds. You're so lucky the bullet only grazed your shoulder—a few inches lower, and you would have been in big trouble.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

browse among something

1. [for an animal] to wander about among plants and trees, selecting and eating some. The deer were browsing among the vegetables in my garden. The cows were browsing among the grasses in the field.
2. [for someone] to look at or survey different items of reading material. I browsed among the books on the rack until I found what I wanted. I browsed among the books for something suitable.
See also: among, browse

browse on something

[for an animal] to feed on some kind of plant material. The deer browsed on the tender shoots in my garden. The rabbit browsed on my carrots.
See also: browse, on

browse over something

 and browse through something
[for someone] to glance through written or printed material quickly or curiously. Why don't you browse over this and call me about it in the morning? I want to browse through this magazine quickly. When it has been browsed through by everyone, throw it away.
See also: browse, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


and browse
in. to eat a bit of everything at parties. We will just graze on party snacks rather than eat a full meal. I think I’ll just browse here and skip going out to dinner.


See graze
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"In tilted viewing mode, groups of several consecutive levels of hierarchy can be represented in respective browsable parades shown in different depths into a viewable region of the tilted 3D space," reads Apples' patent abstract.
Like Term Tree, TCS-10's user interface features a split screen with the browsable taxonomy in the left pane and the details of a selected term in the right pane.
The browsable lists appear in the "e-Reference" section linked from the library's homepage.
Any list of repositories resulting from a search or a browsable view can be exported using the XML schema of the "friends" description container.
Portable, browsable, lendable and still cheap enough that if it disappears from your towel while you're frolicking in the sand, you won't be crushed.
Their greatest resource is a compilation of content standards and benchmarks for K-12 curriculum in both searchable and browsable formats, found at, the Arts, History, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science categories are particularly applicable for making interdisciplinary connections between art and other subjects.
Priced similarly to The New Yorker's cover prints, they are browsable by by decade, by artist or by categories such as "Personality Cavalcade" or "Pleasures of the Table." What's startling is how little type there is--just the title and date--which makes the cover more of a canvas than a billboard.
However, Bob Perlongo has assembled a kind of writer's commonplace book, The Write Book: An Illustrated Treasury of Tips, Tactics, and Tirades (Art Direction Book Company, 0-88108225-2) that distills some of the excessive literary production of the past century or more (including the quote above) into a collection that, if not as readable as the other books mentioned here, is at least as browsable.
Handsomely produced, with over 500 pages, this eminently browsable volume is arranged with entries in alphabetical order, requiring a little ingenuity on the part of the non-specialist reader before he finds himself comfortably at home with the method of organisation.
We at National Parks magazine made a resolution last year, shortly after we received the results of our reader survey, to give the magazine a new look, to make it more engaging, lively, and, to coin a word, browsable. Even though a majority of you said that you read all or most of each issue of the magazine and 75 percent of you were satisfied, we wanted to do better.
RNW eService Center automatically creates browsable content areas that are labeled with the same words and phrases that customers themselves use.
On the other hand, the curatorial framework allowed quirkier choices to stand out: Renee Green's Import/Export Funk Office, 1992-93, a browsable bookshop replete with listening booths, casually but incisively explored the commodification and liberative potential of subcultural expression; Steve McQueen's 1993 film Bear, a staged wrestling match between two naked black men, was, well, gripping; and Chris Ofili's lush early elephant-dung pieces were quietly "sensational." These artists made evident their nuanced ways of thinking about minority identity in relation to traumatic tradition--and to a horizon of possibility.
From scanned paper copies or their microfilms, the companies make browsable, readable, and searchable digital files that preserve the look of the original pages.
Also included is information about investigational new drugs that are likely to enter the market soon; browsable by generic and brand names.
The freeware Clementine Skimmer transforms the Clementine spacecraft's image data into a browsable atlas.