Simple Definition of proofread
: to read and correct mistakes in (a written or printed piece of writing)
Examples of proofread in a sentence
He proofread the essay carefully.
Origin and Etymology of proofread
back-formation from proofreader
First Known Use: 1920
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PROOFREAD Defined for Kids
Definition of proofread for Students
: to read over and fix mistakes in (written or printed matter) <It's a good idea to proofread your homework.>
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