pore


pore over

verb

Definition of PORE

1
to give serious and careful thought to <the committee will probably pore over the results of the study for a long time before making their decision>
Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)
Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject
2
to go over and mentally take in the content of <he pored over the textbook for hours in preparation for the test>
Synonyms peruse, pore (over)
Related Words browse, dip (into), leaf (through), scan, skim, speed-read, thumb (through), turn over; devour, gobble (up); slog (through), wade (through); reread; proofread; decipher; review, study; apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, make, make out, perceive, see, tumble (to), understand

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