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 for To read between the lines
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Read \Read\, v. i.
     1. To give advice or counsel. [Obs.]
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     2. To tell; to declare. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over
        and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like
        document.
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              So they read in the book of the law of God
              distinctly, and gave the sense.       --Neh. viii.
                                                    8.
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     4. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
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     5. To learn by reading.
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              I have read of an Eastern king who put a judge to
              death for an iniquitous sentence.     --Swift.
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     6. To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or
        consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage
        reads thus in the early manuscripts.
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     7. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence
        reads queerly.
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     To read between the lines, to infer something different
        from what is plainly indicated; to detect the real meaning
        as distinguished from the apparent meaning.
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