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pore over (something)
To examine, study, or read with intense, careful attention. She spent hours poring over the text, searching for a clue that might help solve the case. I had to pore over the contract to find who is liable in such a situation.
pour (all) over someone or something
to flood over someone or something. (Compare this with pore over something.) The water from the broken dam poured all over the rocks standing at its base. The spilled milk poured over my lap.
pour something over someone or something
to cover or douse someone or something with something. As I poured the cooling water over myself, I felt relaxed for the first time since I began the long hike. Mary poured some milk over her cereal.