Snoop vs Browse - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between snoop and browse

is that snoop is to be devious and cunning so as not to be seen while browse is to scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.

As nouns the difference between snoop and browse

is that snoop is the act of snooping while browse is young shoots and twigs.

snoop

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
  • To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
  • If I had not snooped on her, I wouldn't have found out that she lied about her degree.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of snooping
  • One who snoops
  • Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop .
  • A private detective
  • She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.

    References

    * 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

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    browse

    English

    Verb

    (brows)
  • To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.
  • To move about while sampling, such as with food or products on display.
  • (computing) To navigate through hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser.
  • (of an animal) To move about while eating parts of plants, especially plants other than pasture, such as shrubs or trees.
  • To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
  • * Tennyson
  • Fields browsed by deep-uddered kine.

    Derived terms

    * browser * browsable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Young shoots and twigs.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.10:
  • And with their horned feet the greene gras wore, / The whiles their Gotes upon the brouzes fedd
  • * Dryden
  • Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, / On browse , and corn, and flowery meadows feed.
  • Fodder for cattle and other animals.
  • * Texas Parks and Wildlife Service, 2007
  • In the Panhandle Area, bison eat browse that includes mesquite and elm.
  • * Colorado State Forest Service, 1997
  • Also, when planting to provide a source of browse for wintering deer and elk, protect seedlings from browsing during the first several years; an electric fence enclosure can offer effective protection.

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