[ puh-rooz ]
/ pəˈruz /
verb (used with object), pe·rused, pe·rus·ing.
to read through with thoroughness or care: Make sure you peruse the document before signing.
to scan or browse: Sometimes I peruse the magazines near the cash register while waiting to check out.Visitors will be able to peruse artworks by young people across the state.
to read: If romantic plots interest you, consider perusing her latest novel.
to survey or examine in detail: We had the opportunity to hear both sides and peruse the evidence.
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Origin of peruse
OTHER WORDS FROM peruse
pe·rus·a·ble, adjectivepe·rus·er, nounpre·pe·ruse, verb (used with object), pre·pe·rused, pre·pe·rus·ing.qua·si-pe·rus·a·ble, adjective
re·pe·ruse, verb (used with object), re·pe·rused, re·pe·rus·ing.un·pe·rus·a·ble, adjectiveun·pe·rused, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peruseperuse , pursue
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Example sentences from the Web for peruse
I am indeed astray if my hand fail in keeping the way where my peruser's heart would follow.Strictly Business|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for peruse
/ (pəˈruːz) /
to read or examine with care; study
to browse or read through in a leisurely way
Derived forms of peruseperusal, nounperuser, noun
Word Origin for peruse
C15 (meaning: to use up): from per- (intensive) + use
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