- v look through a book or other written material
She leafed through the volume
- v turn over pages
- v produce leaves, of plants
- s having leaves or leaves as specified; often used in combination
a fully leafed tree
- My sister-in-law sat behind her laptop, sending off an e-mail petition against the film to half of Tehran, while my husband leafed through a book on the Achaemenid Empire, noting .
- Political professionals, consultants, lobbyists, reporters and pundits leafed madly through the unread pages of this election saga, but the voters took the book away and closed it.
- There he leafed through legal briefs, examined a stack of art books, but mainly just puttered.
News & Articles
- Employing new strategy in battle against deer
My garden is under siege from deer. They attack in the dark of night and last week decimated my collection of gorgeous dark leafed Ninebarks (Physocarpus)and phlox paniculata. One 5-foot shrub was reduced to the size of a basketball.
June 14, 2013 - Detroit News
- America Ferrera in Chicago Sun-Times
I read that I was wearing a special four-leafed clover in my underwear that my boyfriend gave me for Valentine's Day. And that I now wear it every single day,says Ferrera, the star of the hit series "Ugly Betty."
- Ovie Mughelli in Atlanta Journal Constitution
It's being gold-leafed right now,Mughelli said. "It was my first rushing touchdown as a Falcon. Wait. That was my first rushing touchdown ever. Man, that makes it even more special."
- Henry David Thoreau in Wall Street Journal
I soon found myself observing when plants first blossomed and leafed,Thoreau wrote in an 1856 journal entry, "and I followed it up early and late, far and near, several years in succession."