Peruse definitions

pə-ro͝oz'
To read or examine, typically with great care.
verb
42
1
To glance over; skim.
verb
39
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To read or examine, typically with great care.
verb
36
2
To glance over; skim.
verb
34
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To examine in detail; scrutinize.
verb
28
1
To read carefully or thoroughly; study.
verb
25
1
To read in a casual or leisurely way.
verb
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To peruse is defined as to read something carefully.

An example of peruse is to read through the classified ads in a newspaper.

verb
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An examination or perusal; an instance of perusing.
noun
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To examine or consider with care.
verb
1
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To read completely.
verb
1
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(informal) To look over casually; to skim.
verb
1
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(intransitive, regional) To go from place to place; to wander.
verb
1
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Origin of peruse

From per-+use, from either Medieval Latin (peruti, perusitare (“wear out")) or Anglo-Norman (peruser (“use up")), originally leading two concurrent meanings, but only those derived from "to examine" survive today.