read verb (UNDERSTAND)
Can you read music?
Do you read me?
read sb to sleep
- I didn't read the contract fully before I signed it but I'm counting the cost now.
- He learned to read at the early age of three.
- The driver was peering into the distance trying to read the road sign.
- None of the committee's proposals will matter a jot if no-one reads their report.
- I've been put off reading the book by all the hype.
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