Feed+on+browse

  • 1browse — I. n. Tender twigs of shrubs and trees. II. v. a. Nibble, crop, feed upon. III. v. n. 1. Feed on browse. 2. (Colloq.) Live precariously …

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  • 2browse — [ brauz ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive COMPUTING to look for information on a computer, especially on the Internet: cell phones that can browse the Web a ) to look at a Web site on the Internet: an excellent graphical interface for… …

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  • 3Browse — (brouz), v. i. 1. To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer. [1913 Webster] 2. To pasture; to feed; to nibble; to graze. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To look casually through a book, books, or a set of… …

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  • 4Browse — (brouz), n. [OF. brost, broust, sprout, shoot, F. brout browse, browsewood, prob. fr. OHG. burst, G. borste, bristle; cf. also Armor. brousta to browse. See {Bristle}, n., {Brush}, n.] The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the …

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  • 5Browse — Browse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Browsed} (brouzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Browsing}.] [For broust, OF. brouster, bruster, F. brouter. See {Browse}, n., and cf. {Brut}.] 1. To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees, shrubs, etc.; said of cattle …

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  • 6browse — 1520s, feed on buds, from M.Fr. brouster, from O.Fr. broster to sprout, bud, from brost young shoot, twig, probably from P.Gmc. *brustjan to bud. Lost its final t in English on the mistaken notion that it was a pp. inflection. Figurative… …

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  • 7browse — [v] look around; look through check over, dip into*, examine cursorily, feed, flip through, get the cream*, give the once over*, glance at, graze, hit the high spots*, inspect loosely, leaf through, nibble*, once over lightly*, pass an eye over* …

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  • 8browse — ► VERB 1) survey goods or text in a leisurely way. 2) Computing read or survey (data files) via a network. 3) (of an animal) feed on leaves, twigs, etc. ► NOUN ▪ an act of browsing. DERIVATIVES browsable adjective …

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  • 9browse — [brouz] n. [OFr brouz, pl. of broust, a bud or shoot < OS brustian, to sprout: for IE base see BREAST] 1. leaves, twigs, and young shoots of trees or shrubs, which animals feed on 2. the act of browsing vt. browsed, browsing [ME brousen <… …

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  • 10browse — [[t]bra͟ʊz[/t]] browses, browsing, browsed 1) VERB If you browse in a shop, you look at things in a fairly casual way, in the hope that you might find something you like. I stopped in several bookstores to browse... She browsed in an up market… …

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  • 11browse */ — UK [braʊz] / US verb Word forms browse : present tense I/you/we/they browse he/she/it browses present participle browsing past tense browsed past participle browsed 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] computing to look for information on a computer,… …

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  • 12feed — 1. verb 1) feed the kids Syn: give food to, provide (food) for, cater for, cook for 2) feed the baby Syn: nurse, breast feed, suckle; bottle feed 3) too many cows feeding in a small area …

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  • 13browse — I. verb (browsed; browsing) Etymology: Middle English brouusen, probably from Anglo French brouts Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to consume as browse b. graze 2. to look over casually …

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  • 14browse — [16] Although the noun has now largely died out, browse was originally both a verb and a noun, and appears to come from Old French broust, brost ‘young shoots, twigs’ (hence the verb meant originally ‘feed on such shoots’). The source of the… …

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  • 15browse — [16] Although the noun has now largely died out, browse was originally both a verb and a noun, and appears to come from Old French broust, brost ‘young shoots, twigs’ (hence the verb meant originally ‘feed on such shoots’). The source of the… …

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  • 16feed — 1. verb 1) a large family to feed Syn: cater for, provide for, cook for, dine, nourish 2) cows feeding Syn: eat, graze, browse, crop 3) she fed secret …

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  • 17browse — verb 1) I visited all the little boutiques, just to browse Syn: look around, window shop, peruse 2) she browsed through the newspaper Syn: scan (through), skim through, glance through, look through, peruse; thumb through, leaf thro …

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  • 18browse — browser, n. /browz/, v., browsed, browsing, n. v.t. 1. to eat, nibble at, or feed on (leaves, tender shoots, or other soft vegetation). 2. to graze; pasture on. 3. to look through or glance at casually: He s browsing the shelves for something to… …

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  • 19feed — v 1. nourish, nurture, foster, sustain, maintain, support, board; browse, fodder, graze, crop; subsist, exist, survive, live on; eat, fare, dine, wine and dine, break bread, partake, Inf. tie on the feed bag, Inf. pitch or steam in; devour,… …

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  • 20browse — [[t]braʊz[/t]] v. browsed, brows•ing, n. 1) to eat, nibble at, or feed on (foliage, berries, etc.) 2) to graze; pasture on 3) to look through or glance at casually 4) to feed on or nibble at foliage, lichen, berries, etc 5) to graze 6) to glance… …

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