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verb browse pronunciation in British English /braʊz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybrowse
he/she/itbrowses
present participlebrowsing
past tensebrowsed
past participlebrowsed

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] computing to look for information on a computer, especially on the Internet

    mobile phones that can browse the Web

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to look at things in a shop without being sure whether you want to buy anything

    Customers are welcome to browse.

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      [intransitive] to look at information or pictures in a book or magazine, without looking for anything in particular
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if animals browse, they feed on plants, especially the leaves on trees

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