read for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyread for
he/she/itreads for
present participlereading for
past tenseread for
past participleread for
  1. 1
    read for something theatre, cinema if an actor reads for a part in a play, film etc, they act some of the part in front of the people deciding which actors to choose
  2. 2
    read for something British old-fashioned to study for a particular degree

    Mary is reading for a degree in Human Sciences.

See also main entry: read