browse among (something)

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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
Saxon browsed among Hafler's books, though most of them were depressingly beyond her, while Billy hunted with Hafler's guns.
They browsed among the aisles until the stroke of noon when they suddenly broke out into a flash mob dance special with staff from the perfume and accessories counters joining in.
An estimated record 3.1 million people drank gluhwein, ate frankfurters and browsed among stalls at popular attraction in New Street and Victoria Square.
I browsed among the books then I decided to wait for my sister at the door as the shop was quite busy.
The Prince and Duchess later browsed among other stalls selling everything from antiques to traditional Arab clothes, before leaving.
Wild boar rooted and browsed among the trees, while the giant wild cattle known as aurochs grazed in clearings and on riverbanks or reached up for tender young leaves and other greenery.
``Actress Helena Bonham-Carter turned up unannounced at our Knutsford showroom one day and browsed among the cookers on display.
We browsed among the classy craft and fashion shops, and, with no VAT to worry about, picked up some real bargains.
A total of 30,163 attendees browsed among the 425 exhibit booths at the Dallas Convention Center.
Elsewhere, children enjoyed the fairground rides while shoppers browsed among the twinkling market stalls.
Customers browsed among more than 70 tartans at the Welsh Tartan Centres' launch in the St George's Hotel in Llandudno.
Cities which once seemed to be notoriously expensive are now staggeringly cheap - in Helsinki, this summer, I browsed among its finest department stores as a bargain-hunter - and ours have now taken their place at the top of the Euro-price league.
An estimated record 3.1 million people drank gluhwein, ate frankfurters and browsed among stalls at the popular attraction in New Street and Victoria Square.