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1 read /ˈriːd/ verb
reads; read /ˈrɛd/ ; reading /ˈriːdɪŋ/
1 read
/ˈriːd/
verb
reads; read /ˈrɛd/ ; reading /ˈriːdɪŋ/
Learner's definition of READ
: to look at and understand the meaning of letters, words, symbols, etc.
[no object]
[+ object]
: to read the words of (a book, magazine, etc.)
[+ object]
[no object]
: to speak aloud the words of (something written)
[+ object]
[no object]
see also read out (below)
: to learn information about something from a book, newspaper, etc.
[no object]
often + about sometimes + of
[+ object]
+ that
[+ object]
: to learn information about (someone) by looking at how that person behaves
: to learn information about (something) by looking at particular characteristics
[+ object] : to understand (something) in a particular way
often + as
[+ object]
: to show (words) for someone to read
: to show (a temperature, weight, number, etc.)
[no object] : to be written in a particular way
[+ object] : to get information from (something)
[+ object] : to hear and understand (someone) over a radio
[+ object] : to replace (a word or number) with another word or number used to indicate how something written or said should be changed or corrected
10 
British : to study (a subject) especially at a university
[+ object]
[no object]
often + for

read between the lines

: to look for or find a hidden meaning that is not directly stated or obvious in something that someone writes or says

read into

[phrasal verb]
read into (something)
: to think of (something, such as a comment or situation) as having a meaning or importance that does not seem likely or reasonable

read lips

: to understand what people are saying by watching the movement of their lips : lip-read
◊ People who tell you to read their lips mean that you should pay close attention to what they are saying.

read out

[phrasal verb]
read (something) out or read out (something)
: to read (something) aloud especially to other people

read over

[phrasal verb]
read over (something) or read (something) over
: to read (something) from beginning to end especially to look for mistakes or check details

read (someone) like a book

: to easily understand the true thoughts and feelings of (someone) by looking at how that person acts or behaves

read someone's thoughts

or read someone's mind
: to know or guess what someone is thinking

read (someone) the riot act

see 1riot

read through

[phrasal verb]
read through (something) or read (something) through
: to read (something) from beginning to end especially to look for mistakes or check details

read up on

[phrasal verb]
read up on (something)
: to read a lot about (something) in order to learn about it

take (something) as read

British
: to accept or assume that something is true and does not need to be proved
2 read /ˈriːd/ noun
plural reads
2 read
/ˈriːd/
noun
plural reads
Learner's definition of READ
[count] informal
: something (such as a book) that is read usually singular
: an act of reading something (such as a book, article, etc.) usually singular
chiefly British : a period of time spent reading
3 read /ˈrɛd/ adjective
3 read
/ˈrɛd/
adjective
Learner's definition of READ
: having knowledge that has been gained from reading books, articles, etc. used after an adverb
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