read into

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of read into

:to think of (something, such as a comment or situation) as having a meaning or importance that does not seem likely or reasonable
  • You're reading too much into her remarks.

Word by Word Definitions

read play
  1. : to receive or take in the sense of (letters, symbols, etc.) especially by sight or touch

  2. : to study the movements of with mental formulation of the communication expressed

  3. : to utter aloud the printed or written words of

  1. : instructed by or informed through reading

  1. : a period of reading

  2. : something (such as a book) that is read

  3. : the action or an instance of reading


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