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verb     leaf pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleleafing
past tenseleafed
past participleleafed

phrasal verb

leaf through

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyleaf through
he/she/itleafs through
present participleleafing through
past tenseleafed through
past participleleafed through
leaf through something to turn the pages of a book or a pile of papers quickly and without looking at them carefully

She sat leafing through a newspaper, watching the door.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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