read someone's thoughts

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of read someone's thoughts

: to know or guess what someone is thinking
  • She looked deep into his eyes, trying to read his thoughts.

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

thought play thoughts
  1. : past tense and past participle of think

  1. : something that is thought: such as

  2. : an individual act or product of thinking

  3. : a developed intention or plan


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