read into

World English Dictionary
read into (riːd)
 
vb
(tr, preposition) to discern in or infer from a statement (meanings not intended by the speaker or writer)

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read into

Find an additional hidden or unintended meaning in something that is said or written, as in What I read into that speech on foreign policy is that the Vice President plans to run for President. [Late 1800s]

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