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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?
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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 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 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


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.


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Haskew, editor of World War II History magazine, offers a browsable, amply illustrated reference.
a browsable directory of online resources, described and arranged by subject
One example of a deeply digital bibliography that offers both access and content enhancements in a sophisticated way is the superbly browsable and searchable HCI Bibliography (http://www.
Searchable and/or browsable DVD databases are available on the Internet.
It adds that because the search results are organized by topics and provide a browsable topic hierarchy, the Stratify Discovery System for Inktomi Enterprise Search offers both increased search precision and information retrieval efficiency.
Derived from 35 Audubon Society field guides, it is searchable by group -- mammals, amphibians, fishes, trees -- or browsable within subheadings for each group.
Moreover's entire content is available on its Web site, in the form of browsable, subject-classified headline links.
GLAS @ccess offers a number of browsable indexes including: Subject, Title, Author, Series, Subject and Title Keywords, and other useful terms.
One can learn something interesting on every page, which makes the book highly browsable.
com includes browsable garden collections, searchable plant information, and useful tips for selecting plants.
The author has written other children's books but here, directs this very browsable text to the teen audience.
It features a customizable browser-based user interface so content can be organized into browsable and searchable folders, assemblies, documents, and other objects.
New features for this release include a new message format that allows faster, more reliable, and secure messaging; a sent messages archive that is browsable and includes the ability to resend previously sent messages; transparent message encryption; clickable URLs; and longer user name space, up to 27 characters.
The collection is both searchable and browsable, with both a simple and advanced search interface that supports Boolean logic.
Hazen suggests that, from the perspective of a human browser, close-at-hand physical collections of books and journals are eminently more browsable than remote access to electronic text-bearing devices and their surrogates, including indexing entries, abstracts, and bibliographic records.