proofread

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verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\

Definition of proofread

proofread

play \-ˌred\

proofreading

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to read and mark corrections in (as a proof)

Examples of proofread in a sentence

  1. He proofread the essay carefully.

Origin and Etymology of proofread

back-formation from proofreader


First Known Use: 1920


PROOFREAD Defined for English Language Learners

proofread

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verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\

Definition of proofread for English Language Learners

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


PROOFREAD Defined for Kids

proofread

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verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\

Definition of proofread for Students

proofread

\-ˌred\

proofreading

\-ˌrē-diŋ\
  1. :  to read over and fix mistakes in (written or printed matter) <It's a good idea to proofread your homework.>

proofreader

noun

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