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proofread

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)

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

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