pore over

Definition of pore over

  1. :  to read or study (something) very carefully He pored over the map for hours.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gaze intently

    :  to reflect or meditate steadily

  1. :  a minute opening especially in an animal or plant

    :  one by which matter passes through a membrane

    :  a small interstice (as in soil) admitting absorption or passage of liquid

  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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