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read up (on/about) sth

phrasal verb with read uk   us   /riːd/ verb (read, read uk   /red/ us   )
C1 to spend time reading in order to find out information about something: It's a good idea to read up on a company before going for an interview.
Translations of “read up (on/about) sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (為了得到有關資訊)廣泛閱讀,攻讀,研究…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为了得到有关信息)广泛阅读,攻读,研究…
(Definition of read up (on/about) sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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