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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.
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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

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

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