I took out the reports. He pored over them.

In this sentence, what is the meaning of "over them"? I guess it would be "fully".

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The use of 'over' is related to the verb to pore:

  1. To read or study carefully and attentively: pored over the classified ads in search of a new job.

pore over sth phrasal verb

to look at and study something, usually a book or document, carefully

She spends her evenings poring over textbooks.
He pored over the letter searching for clues about the writer.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary


It means to cover thoroughly or completely. Think of spilling water it covers all.

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