read over

Definition of read over

:to read (something) from beginning to end especially to look for mistakes or check details
  • He read over the contract carefully.

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

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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