To examine or study.
Mary-Jo perused the contract before she signed it.
The act of a person or small group of people travelling somewhere, often by foot, without a distinct purpose other than having fun
Alana is going for a peruse, does anyone want to join her?
One of the most overused words in modern english. Typically used by snobs trying to sound more intelligent than they really are. It simply means to review, usually with great care.
Peruse just means to review, you snob.
what you're doing to this definition
peruse my definition list and vote thumbs down on all the words on the first page. Or better still, don't.