Suggested by Nithin:
I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?
A short answer today -it varies depending upon what I’m reading. If I come across a word I don’t know sometimes I try to think what it means by the context, especially if I’m engrossed in the book and it would spoil it if I stopped to get the dictionary out. I may try to remember the word and look it up later to check I’ve understood it properly. Other times I jot it down and look it up later, or if words keep cropping up that I don’t know I’ll get the dictionary out and have it handy for reference.
Sometimes I think I know just what a word means, but if you ask me for a definition I’ll become a bit vague and say I’ll have to look it up.