Definition of 'read'
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Example sentences containing 'read'
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It is a rattling good read with excitement and suspense sustained to the last page. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Looks like he is reading the game well. The Sun (2016)He was recaptured and then taught fellow prisoners to read and write. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What was the last book you read? The Sun (2017)He is a former flautist and choirboy who read music at college. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The moon visits the psychic sector of your chart to help you read minds and understand why people think as they do. The Sun (2016)Most of my ideas come from reading in-flight magazines. The Sun (2016)What was hilarious in 1999 now reads like something dashed off to pay the school fees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He spoke to victims of abuse, he spoke to barristers and he read widely. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One read: 'I have so much hatred towards you. The Sun (2016)It is also tremendously enjoyable to read. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)With all the serious news at the moment it was good to read something slightly comical. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No one thought to ask whether she could read music. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The list reads like a rock music dictionary. The Sun (2006)The days of simply reading the riot act to an angry crowd are long gone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Writers reading their own drafts are aware of audience. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Write an essay exploring the way you acquired reading and writing skills. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)And she loves to read magazines and gossip with her carers. The Sun (2012)This is not a book to read if you want to sleep easy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can read minds and understand what a partner wants from you. The Sun (2011)You read something and you act on it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This book is goodness made manifest and should be widely read. Christianity Today (2000)Not for anyone with the good sense to read a little farther down the letter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the book is still an enjoyable read. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That is one reason why it would do us good to read him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He could neither read music nor play by ear. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)That is how most people read books like this. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)He was incandescent with rage as he read the riot act to us in his office. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)Perhaps if they had read the draft they might have taken a different view. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's the differences in the way that the film is read and interpreted that are interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I politely refrained from suggesting that the ability to read and interpret a map is a skill worth preserving. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Printed on his cup she read 'I am a very important person '. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'read'
Extremely Common. read is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'read'
British English: read /riːd/ VERB
When you read something such as a book or article, you look at and understand the words that are written there.
Have you read this book?
I got into bed to have a good read.
- American English: read
- Arabic: يَقْرَأُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ler
- Chinese: 阅读
- Croatian: čitati
- Czech: číst
- Danish: læse
- Dutch: lezen
- European Spanish: leer
- Finnish: lukea
- French: lire
- German: lesen
- Greek: διαβάζω
- Italian: leggere
- Japanese: 読む
- Korean: 읽다
- Norwegian: lese
- Polish: przeczytać
- European Portuguese: ler
- Romanian: a citi
- Russian: читать
- Spanish: leer
- Swedish: läsa
- Thai: อ่าน
- Turkish: okumak
- Ukrainian: читати
- Vietnamese: đọc
Definition of read from the Collins English Dictionary
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