peruse : Common Errors in English

About peruse

This word, which means “examine thoroughly” is often misused tomean “glance over hastily.” Although some dictionaries accept the lattermeaning, it is not traditional. When it is used to mean “look through” it is not standard to add “through” to “peruse.” It’s not “peruse through the records” but “peruse the records.”

peruse Meaning(s)

  • (v) examine or consider with attention and in detail

peruse in News

  1. New Farmers Market in Germantown

    The opening night of the new farmers market in Germantown was a success. Over 1200 visitors stopped by to peruse nine farming vendors, and enjoy the offerings of three food trucks, and two musicians.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Streaks Notebook: Gonzalez isn't worried about summertime stats

    Galesburg High School baseball coach Arnie Gonzalez doesn’t peruse the stats of those who play for him in the Prep League during the summer. “We just play,” he said. “I’ll jot down little notes about a kid, but we don’t keep stats or track of the record. I don’t care about that. I don’t stress playing to win. I rarely talk about winning or losing I don’t believe in that in the summertime. “Our ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail

  3. They're creative, powerful, under 30, and beautifully photographed.

    They're creative, powerful, under 30, and beautifully photographed. Peruse this year's "30 Under 30" from Refinery29 here . Read more...        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Gawker

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