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?
This is going to sound really nerdy, but when I run across a word that I don't know, I look at the context clues around the word to figure out the meaning which works about 95% of the time. If it doesn't work, I immediately look it up in my dictionary. I don't wait to find out the meaning because I might be missing out on something important in the story by not understanding the meaning of a word. I certainly wouldn't just forget about it.