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bookworm

noun
     
book‧worm [countable]
1 someone who likes reading very much
2HBI an insect that eats books
WORD FOCUS: read WORD FOCUS: read
to read parts of something: dip into, flick/leaf through, browse through

to read something quickly: skim, scan

to read something carefully: pore over, scrutinize

to read something long and boring: plough through British English/plow through American English, wade through

clear enough to read: legible

not clear enough to read: illegible

someone who is unable to read: illiterate

someone who likes reading very much: bookworm


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