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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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  • You can read up the subject for yourself at the British Museum.

    New Grub Street George Gissing
  • "Let's read up, Nan, as soon as we get home," said Jo enthusiastically.

    The Four Corners Abroad Amy Ella Blanchard
  • I wanted something fine to read up here; and, judging by what I see, I fancy this will suit.

    Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott
  • (who has read up the local history, and does not intend to be beaten at this game).

  • You have your Tuesdays, and go on with your Lecky; and I will keep a copy at home, and read up with you.

    Pink and White Tyranny Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • I'll get it and read up on the doings of the King and his subjects.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • The list of books he read up to this time is preserved in his own handwriting.

  • She was supposed to "read up" about Rome and Florence, where they hoped to go in the spring.

    One Woman's Life Robert Herrick
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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