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  1. pe·ruse
    IPA[pəˈro͞oz]
  2. verb

    • 1. read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way:

      he has spent countless hours in libraries perusing art history books and catalogues
    • 2. examine carefully or at length:

      Laura perused a Caravaggio
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: peruse, 3rd person present: peruses, gerund or present participle: perusing, past tense: perused, past participle: perused

    • verb

      read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way:

      examine carefully or at length:

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