read

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈriːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rēd; v.past, adj. red)


Inflections of 'read' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
reads
v 3rd person singular
reading
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
read
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
read
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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read

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. read a [book, magazine, paragraph]
  2. read [the first chapter, a few pages, the whole book]
  3. read for [school, pleasure]
  4. read about the [economy, world, earthquake]
  5. read the [newspaper, news, headlines]
  6. read [fiction, non fiction]
  7. read a (bedtime) [story, tale] to her [children, son, daughter]
  8. read reviews (before purchasing)
  9. read reviews about the [product, restaurant]
  10. read the [contract, privacy terms]
  11. read what [it, the book] says (about)
  12. read the [clues, signs]
  13. read [a palm, the future, the cards]
  14. read my [mind, thoughts] (about)
  15. (could) read his [face, reaction]
  16. read in [the bathroom, bed, your free time]
  17. read on the [train, plane, toilet]
  18. read [aloud, out loud]
  19. read in [silence, turns, your head]
  20. read through the (entire) [book, magazine, paper]
  21. [should, could, need to] read more
  22. read up on the [dates, subject]
  23. read (too much) into her [actions, words, past]
  24. UK: is reading [Law, Modern Languages] at [Cambridge, Oxford University, Emmanuel College]
  25. who [cannot, is unable to, doesn't know how to] read
  26. (never) learned to read
n
  1. a [boring, thrilling, fascinating, riveting] read
  2. the [article, book, post] was a [boring] read
  3. a [rather, thoroughly, quite] [boring] read
  4. (have) a [quick, short, fast, long, cursory, quiet] read
  5. finished the book in [two, three] reads
  6. the book is [well, barely, really] worth a read
  7. [take, have] a read of the (newspaper)
  8. a quick read before [bed, dinner, work]
  9. a quick read of the [news, emails, homework, rules, terms]
  10. a quiet read in the [garden, living room]
  11. US: what is your read on the [situation, plans]?
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