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b) to read something very carefully
durchgehen, durchlesen, genau durchsehen, prüfen
"In Frantic Hunt for News, Readers Peruse the Foreign Papers -- U.S. audiences are now thinking that if they want to know what's going on outside America, they have to go to sources outside America."
(Rafat, Inside.com, October 11, 2001)
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Did You Know?
"Peruse" has been around since at least 1532 and has been used by such famous authors as Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and Tennyson. Although "peruse" tends to have a literary flavor even in our time, feel free to use it in business.
"Peruse" can suggest paying close attention to something (1), but it can also simply mean to read in a casual way (2):
(1) "Bill, peruse this contract would you? I don't want to make any mistakes."
(2) "Alex may be some time - here's a bunch of Harvard Business Reviews for you to peruse while you're waiting."
P.S. I hope you get the chance to peruse OWAD most weekdays :)
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