tresler

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Etymology[edit]

From tres- +‎ ler ‎(read).

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Verb[edit]

tresler ‎(first-person singular present indicative tresleio, past participle treslido)

  1. to read a work many times
    • 1982, José Cardoso Pires, Balada da Praia dos Cães, Leya, page 50:
      Pára e treslê, no tresler é que está a leitura, é assim que ele arruma a cabecinha, e de quando em quando queda-se a admirar a unha gigante.
      He stops and rereads, the reading is in the rereading, this is how he arranges his little mind, and every now and then he finds himself admiring the giant nail.
  2. to read (to interpret or infer a meaning, significance, thought, intention)
    • 2011, Hugh H. Benson, Platão, artmed, page 211:
      [] , que parece estar baseada em facilmente tresler o Crátilo como reivindicando a posição de Hermógenes.
      [] , which seems to be based on easily reading the Cratylus as assuming Hermogenes’ position.
  3. to become crazy due to reading something too many times
    • Isabel Pires de Lima, Pontes queirosianas: Angola, Brasil, Portugal in 2000, Benjamin Abdala Junior, Ecos do Brasil: Eça de Queirós, SENAC São Paulo, page 77:
      “Ler até tresler é parte da nossa profissão”
      “Reading until going nuts is part of our trade”
  4. to blow smoke (to speak nonsense)
    • 1995, Lídia Jorge, O Cais das Merendas, Dom Quixote, page 6:
      [] e apenas um copo do tamanho de um dedal lhe bastaria para tresler, dizer coisas que no dia seguinte lhe repetiriam para que corasse até à raiz dos cabelos, []
      [] and a mere glass the size of a thimble would be enough for him to blow smoke, say things that in the next day would be retold so he would blush to the roots of his hair, []

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