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Definition of peruse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



peruse something (formal or humorous)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peruse
he / she / it peruses
past simple perused
-ing form perusing
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to read something, especially in a careful way A copy of the report is available for you to peruse at your leisure.
noun [uncountable, singular] The agreement was signed after careful perusal.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: peruse