English version

leaf through something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishleaf through something phrasal verbto turn the pages of a book quickly, without reading it properly syn skim through She picked up the magazine and leafed through it. leaf→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
leaf through He leafed through a pile of documents until he found a sheet of paper torn from an exercise book.Instead an intelligence officer had ploughed through Mills' personal effects and leafed through a random selection of files.But just the simple act of leafing through and talking about a book can help.Grabbing the phone book, he leafed through, looking for the number of the nursing home.And leafing through the book, I read the page numbers out loud, too.Instead she leafed through the brochures over a good solid breakfast, then got dressed and went to church.I leaf through the pages again that night.Cornelius leafed through the remaining pages.
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Verb table
leaf
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyleaf
he, she, itleafs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyleafed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave leafed
he, she, ithas leafed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad leafed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill leaf
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have leafed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam leafing
he, she, itis leafing
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you, we, theyare leafing
Past
I, he, she, itwas leafing
you, we, theywere leafing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been leafing
he, she, ithas been leafing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been leafing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be leafing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been leafing
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