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phrasal verb [transitive]
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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.

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a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars

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an afternoon full of crafts

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