• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overread To read over, or peruse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overread To read over; peruse.
    • overread Having read too much.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overread ō-vėr-rēd′ (Shak.) to read over, to peruse
    • adj Overread (ō-vėr-red′) having read too much
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In literature:

To do this, he must work along two lines: discourage overreading and encourage ownership in books.
"Literature for Children" by Orton Lowe