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[puh-rooz] /pəˈruz/

verb (used with object), perused, perusing.
to read through with thoroughness or care:
to peruse a report.
to scan or browse:
The shoppers perused the magazines near the cash register while waiting to check out.
to read.
to survey or examine in detail.
verb (transitive)
to read or examine with care; study
to browse or read through in a leisurely way

late 15c., “use up, wear out, go through,” from Middle English per- “completely” (see per) + use (v.). Meaning “read carefully” is first recorded 1530s, but this could be a separate formation. Meaning “read casually” is from 19c. Related: Perused; perusing.


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