1. [syn: perusal, perusing, poring over, studying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Peruse \Pe*ruse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perused; p. pr. & vb.
n. Perusing.] [Pref. per- + use.]
1. To observe; to examine with care. [R.]
Myself I then perused, and limb by limb
2. To read through; to read carefully. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: reading carefully with intent to remember [syn: perusal,
perusing, poring over, studying]