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read something ↔ through/over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishread something ↔ through/over phrasal verbREADto read something carefully from beginning to end in order to check details or find mistakes syn check over/through Read the contract over carefully before you sign it. Spend a couple of minutes just reading through your essay. read→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
read through/overNoreen tore in with it and sat on the sag-bag while he read it through.Then Brian would sit by me and read it through.Wade read the letter through again, then lay back and watched the snow slanting across the yellow firelight.He read the letter over and over again, and with each re-reading the possibility of belief crept closer.We found the computer manual and read half way through it the first night.So you read it all through, straight, and the enigmatic force of his early poetry strikes you again.Lee sat reading, folded over the book, chewing a knuckle now.Holmes read the letter over the phone Thursday.
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Verb table
read
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyread
he, she, itreads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyread
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave read
he, she, ithas read
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad read
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill read
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have read
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reading
he, she, itis reading
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you, we, theyare reading
Past
I, he, she, itwas reading
you, we, theywere reading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reading
he, she, ithas been reading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reading
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