verb (used with object), pe·rused, pe·rus·ing.
Examples from the Web for peruse
Recipients in a cryobank can peruse donor files and see hair color, eye color, race, height, IQ, and so on.Have Sperm, Will Travel: The ‘Natural Inseminators’ Helping Women Avoid the Sperm Bank|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Copies of a 53-page strategic plan are on the coffee table in her office for visitors to peruse.
Then I peruse my RSS feeds for Red Sox stories by my competitors.Opening Day 2013: How to Write About Baseball in the Big Leagues|Noah Charney|March 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, feel free to peruse the report, which can be read below.
On one of my last days as a student, I remember taking a break to peruse the university bookstore.Rebecca Sealfon: The Year I Won the Scripps National Spelling Bee|Rebecca Sealfon|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With best wishes, and hoping we shall meet again, I leave you to peruse the pages which follow.The Motor Boys Across the Plains|Clarence Young
She trusts that her readers will peruse this book in as friendly a spirit as it was written.
Not even a boy of fourteen could peruse these words unmoved, coming, as they did, after the memorable interview with Bolland.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
This paper Emmeline took out to peruse as soon as she had dismissed Barret.Emmeline|Charlotte Turner Smith
"Begin to take in the daily papers and peruse the advertising column," she answered, courageously.Vagabondia|Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Word Origin for peruse
Word Origin and History for peruse
late 15c., "use up, wear out, go through," from Middle English per- "completely" (see per) + use (v.). Meaning "read carefully" is first recorded 1530s, but this could be a separate formation. Meaning "read casually" is from 19c. Related: Perused; perusing.