Leaf through – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

March 27, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd

To leaf through something is to turn the pages of a book, magazine or pile of papers quickly, and without looking at them carefully or reading them.

Examples of use:

1. He leafed through an old magazine while he waited for the doctor.

2. While she was waiting she leafed through a magazine.

4. He enjoys leafing through the newspapers after lunch on Sundays.

2. She sat in the garden leafing through her English books and worrying about her exam.

infinitive
leaf through
present simple
leaf through and leafs through
-ing form
leafing through
past simple
leafed through
past participle
leafed through

Can you write a sentence using this phrasal verb?

Have you leafed through a magazine recently?

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