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verb pore pronunciation in British English /pɔː(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleporing
past tensepored
past participlepored

phrasal verb

pore over

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypore over
he/she/itpores over
present participleporing over
past tensepored over
past participlepored over
pore over something to examine or read something very carefully and in a lot of detail

Ben was poring over computer printouts with an engineer.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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