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browse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
browsebrowse /braʊz/ ●●○ verb  1 READ[intransitive] to look through the pages of a book, magazine etc without a particular purpose, just looking at the most interesting partsbrowse through Jon was browsing through the photographs.2 LOOK AT[intransitive, transitive] to look at the goods in a shop without wanting to buy any particular thingbrowse around The trip allows you plenty of time for browsing around the shops. tourists browsing the boutiques and souvenir stalls3 [intransitive, transitive] to search for information on a computer or on the Internet a feature that allows you to browse your hard drive and choose the graphic you want to display4 EAT[intransitive] if a goat, deer etc browses, it eats plantsbrowse noun [singular] We had a quick browse around the shops.
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browseForms make Web browsing an interactive process for the user and the provider.Treat yourself to something special, or simply browse at leisure.I enjoy browsing in bookstores.Armando spent the afternoon browsing in Camden market.While San Mateo is a pleasant destination for home shopping and browsing, it also has excellent restaurants and cafes.Learn to browse, seeking out unfamiliar authors and new books alike.Browsing the net one afternoon, I came across Tom's homepage.When you browse the Web, various Web sites can read that file and write data into it.It's easy to spend hours just browsing the web without really finding anything.One company said that up to half of their employees spend over an hour's work time a day browsing the web.We browse through my cookbooks, perusing recipes, not as formulas or prescriptions but as hints and inspirations for impromptu inventions.He found Jill in the gallery shop silently browsing through some books.Stella browsed through the newspaper under the lamp outside the stage door.In the next window, browse to the file's location on your hard drive and select it, then click Next.browse throughWe browsed through a few travel books to get some ideas of where to go.I was browsing through a magazine at the station bookstall when I noticed Susan.
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Verb table
browse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrowse
he, she, itbrowses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrowsed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave browsed
he, she, ithas browsed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad browsed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill browse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have browsed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam browsing
he, she, itis browsing
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you, we, theyare browsing
Past
I, he, she, itwas browsing
you, we, theywere browsing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been browsing
he, she, ithas been browsing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been browsing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be browsing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been browsing
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