Peruse meaning

pə-ro͝oz
To read or examine, typically with great care.
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(obs.) To examine in detail; scrutinize.
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To read or examine, typically with great care.
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To read in a casual or leisurely way.
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(usage problem) To glance over; skim.
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(usage problem) To glance over; skim.
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To read carefully or thoroughly; study.
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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.

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

  • Middle English perusen to use up Latin per- per- Middle English usen to use use

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English perusen to use up Latin per- per- Middle English usen to use use

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary