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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
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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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Further, we did not detect spatial autocorrelation in browsing among segments, which suggests a high degree of heterogeneity in browsing across fine and broad spatial scales.
Held annually on the third Saturday in May on the town's picturesque common, the festival welcomes thousands of visitors, who may spend the day browsing among vendors of all things earthy and artisanal, listening to live music, watching frogs jump for fame and fortune, and sampling the superb food, most especially the asparagus chowder and home-made pies.
Apparently, while browsing among the antiques, Bloomfield struck up a conversation.
Browsing among the bookshelves of the writers featured in Leah Price's enchanting little book, which I found difficult to set aside, I noted that several writers went in for The Adventures Of Tin Tin, the children's stories of CS Lewis (a favourite of theirs and mine was The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe) along with Milton's Paradise Lost...
As the main antagonist, Chauncey Feith, a cowardly recruiting officer of great political ambition and devious means, walks the streets of Asheville in 1918, he seeks to fuel his fantasies of someday seeing a monument erected to himself by browsing among the wares in Wolfe's Tombstones and Monuments establishment.
Some of the most striking photographs portray horses in mid-gallop, but others show them browsing among wild flowers, displaying their regalia in a show, or simply doing an honest day's work.
This application, based on the GNU/Linux open-source software, allows users to do their office work, play music and video files as well as web browsing among other features.
The service was released to all China Mobile subscribers in conjunction with the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.China Mobile's requirements to Streamezzo were to develop and deploy a Mobile TV service offering the best user experience for the subscribers, design an intuitive interface for seamless browsing among 15 new live Olympic TV channels broadcast for the Games, and do it quickly.
Enjoy mince pies, mulled wine or hot soup whilst browsing among the stalls at Ararat Baptist Church Hall, Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Visitors enjoyed a variety of activities including browsing among the stalls and a salsa dancing display at the event which was also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull, Gary Allport and his fiancee Gail Thompson.
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Think of our precursors, from Howard to Osborn in Britain, or in the United States from Jane Addams to Lewis Mumford, with Patrick Geddes as a key figure in both countries, and you are among people who, I am certain, spent quite a while browsing among open-air bookstalls, and rummaging through second-hand shops, which, in turn, are the likeliest places for the vital discovery of their own writings.
The vast range of stock available in store means that present-hunting parents won't be disappointed browsing among the range of toys from top brands such as Chico, Fisher Price, Mattel and Leapfrog.
It's at www.thecookbookshop.co.uk or visit Allison and enjoy browsing among the bookshelves.
They enjoy dramatic confrontations of wave versus rock, beachcombing, and tide pool exploring; jogging and biking on the paved Coastal Recreation Trail; photography; kayaking, bay excursions, and whale watching; exceptional dining and wine tasting; browsing among hundreds of galleries and boutiques; authentic California beach parties for groups up to 1,500 by Adventures by the Sea; and, of course, golf.