study verb

1 spend time learning about sth

ADV. hard

PREP. for She is studying hard for her A levels. | under/with He studied under Professor Sager.

2 examine sth carefully

ADV. carefully, closely, in depth, in detail, intently, intensively She picked up the letter and studied it carefully. In the third year a number of areas are studied in detail. | extensively, widely | fully, thoroughly | systematically | thoughtfully He studied her thoughtfully, then smiled.

PHRASES be easily/well studied The influence of heredity is best studied in genetically identical twins.