To examine or study.
Mary-Jo perused the contract before she signed it.
by Larstait November 8, 2003
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?
by Original Greg August 25, 2005
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.
by derek20cali July 11, 2005
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.
by Kung-Fu Jesus June 7, 2004
Going to Peru and crusing around.
"Went perusing this winter, brought back an Alpaca."
by Puruboi420 May 5, 2018
To carefully examine a young woman's booty but quick enough as to not get caught.
Bro did you see that girl over there? I had to do a quick yam peruse when i saw her.
by DaBigDogg January 21, 2020
Verb that is often colloquially used to mean to quickly read. True definition of the word is to study intently, as some pedantic nerds will remind you.
John being a markass bitch: "ACTUALLY peruse means to study intently"
by Bootyboiiiii February 21, 2022