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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So I vote goy.) Both Beckhams are inked with ani l'dodi v'dodi li, ha'roeh bashoshanim, the Song of Songs wedding fave: "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, who browses among the lilies." Shockingly, hers is written and spelled correctly.
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