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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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For organizations using Windows 95 and/or Windows NT, Microsoft Explorer is an already familiar tool that browses, discovers, manages and launches files within the operating system.
Other management products force customers to browse objects from within their own environment, ignoring the discovery and browsing features built into the operating system.
While each family member browses the Web, it is possible to save selected pages in a personalized "favorites" location.
These technologies make it possible for consumers to use their televisions to browse existing and future Internet content, as well as communicate through electronic mail.
When a user browses online and finds a Web site they want to download, they simply click on WebEx's integrated SurfBar and it stores the page without switching applications.