- vt. 浏览；吃草
- vi. 浏览；吃草；漫不经心地看商品
- n. 浏览；吃草
- n. (Browse)人名；(英)布劳斯
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来自PIE *bhreus, 膨胀，生长。词源同breast, 胸部。指长出来的嫩芽，蓓蕾，后引申为牛羊吃草，浏览。
- browse:  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 French word is not clear, but it is probably ultimately Germanic; a certain similarity in form and meaning has suggested a connection with the Old Saxon verb brustian ‘bud’ which, if it were so, would mean that browse is related to breast. The modern figurative sense, applied to shops, libraries, etc seems to be 19th-century.
- browse (v.)
- mid-15c., "feed on buds," from Middle French brouster, from Old French broster "to sprout, bud," from brost "young shoot, twig," probably from Proto-Germanic *brust- "bud, shoot," from PIE *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (see breast (n.)). Lost its final -t in English on the mistaken notion that the letter was a past participle inflection. Figurative extension to "peruse" (books) is 1870s, American English. Related: Browsed; browsing.
- 1. Slow music encourages supermarket-shoppers to browse longer but spend more.
- 2. I stopped in several bookstores to browse.
- 3. You are welcome to come in and browse.
- 4. to browse a site on the World Wide Web
- 5. There are plenty of biographies for him to browse over.
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