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read up

(adverb) when intr, often foll by on. to acquire information about (a subject) by reading intensively
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  • We'll just read up on that, and find out for sure what the conditions are.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • He had even jested a little at his own expense and said that he must “read up on Indians.”

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond
  • I read up in my medical book, Jim, later, when the sciatica took me.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • I'll have to get a history-book and read up about the Crusades.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "Let's read up, Nan, as soon as we get home," said Jo enthusiastically.

    The Four Corners Abroad Amy Ella Blanchard
  • First we read up on Calvert's Favor, and then we find it and look it over.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • (who has read up the local history, and does not intend to be beaten at this game).

  • Ill give you Davis on Fractures to read up on, said Reivers with a laugh.

    The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
Idioms and Phrases with read up

read up

Study or learn by reading, as in I don't know much about childhood illnesses, but I can always read up on them. [ First half of 1800s ]
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