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verb browse pronunciation in British English /braʊz/
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present tense
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

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

    Customers are welcome to browse.

    1. a.
      [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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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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