Meaning of “read something into something” in the English Dictionary

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"read something into something" in American English

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read something into something

phrasal verb with read us /rid/ verb

to give your own meaning to something rather than what was intended:

I think you’re reading too much into his comments – he's not trying to trick anyone.
Too much shouldn't be read into the city rankings.

(Definition of “read something into something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)