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English definition of “peruse”

peruse

verb [T]     /pəˈruːz/ formal
to read through something, especially in order to find the part you are interested in: He opened a newspaper and began to peruse the personal ads.Reading perusal     /-ˈruː.zəl/ noun [S or U] formal a brief perusal (= a quick read) He sent a copy of the report to the governors for their perusal (= for them to read).Reading
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