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proofread

verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\

: to read and correct mistakes in (a written or printed piece of writing)

proof·read\-ˌred\proof·read·ing

Full Definition of PROOFREAD

transitive verb
:  to read and mark corrections in (as a proof)
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Examples of PROOFREAD

  1. He proofread the essay carefully.

Origin of PROOFREAD

back-formation from proofreader
First Known Use: 1920

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow
PROOF READING Defined for Kids

proofread

verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\
proof·read \-ˌred\proof·read·ing \-ˌrē-diŋ\

Definition of PROOFREAD for Kids

:  to read over and fix mistakes in (written or printed matter) <It's a good idea to proofread your homework.>
proof·read·er noun

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