pore over

Definition of pore over

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

Word by Word Definitions

pore play
  1. : to gaze intently

  2. : to read or study attentively

  3. : to reflect or meditate steadily

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

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

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

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

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

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

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

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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