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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. © 2022 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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Nutritional Analysis: The collected browse samples were subjected to proximate analysis for dry matter (DM), crude protein (CP), crude fiber (CF), ether extract (EE) and total ash according to official methods of Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC, 2005).
We evaluated patterns of browse utilization across multiple species of willows within southwestern Montana, and paid special attention to the drivers of heterogeneity in browse utilization and the ramifications of such heterogeneity on statistical power to detect trends.
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As part of the deal, Shell will exchange a one-third interest in the Clio and Acme fields in the Carnarvon Basin off northwest Australia for a 16.7 per cent interest held by Chevron in the East Browse block and a 20 per cent interest it holds in the West Browse block.
We sampled browse on 1,350 [km.sup.2] in GMU 19D during March 2003.
[r0: (?c browse fhwang*scoref*5197), (?c browse fhwang*scoref*6061), (?c browse fhwang*scoref*6056) [right arrow] (?c sug_browse fhwang*scoref*6058), (fhwang*scoref*6058 cf 0.8*0.05545*0*0)] says that if a student has browsed the SCO object of ID=5197 (authored by 'fhwang'), the SCO object of ID=6061 (authored by 'fhwang') and the SCO object of ID=6056 (authored by 'fhwang'), then the rule will recommend the SCO object of ID=6058 (authored by 'fhwang') with confidence=0.8.
Because of time limitations, an adequate quantitative assessment of woody browse use and availability within TCAAP was not possible.
The following new module is available on the DAU Continuous Learning Center at <> through both "browse" and "register" options:
Shoppers will be allowed to browse the aisles and fill their trolleys up to an hour before the tills open.
Because of these reasons, I spent a few years testing different server side technologies to build a system that will not only allow our library to organize and manage digital maps and geospatial data with easy workflows but will also allow users to search, browse, view, and download different formats of geographic information.
A modified version of the Firefox web browser from Mozilla, has been introduced for web users concerned about privacy, enabling them to browse the Internet anonymously.
Users must scroll through several pages to browse the complete results for a given range.