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blue-pencil

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of blue-pencil

to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it
  • military censors blue-penciled any remarks that could possibly be deemed critical

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  • stet
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The first known use of blue-pencil was in 1845

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bluenoses

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blue-penciled

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“Blue-pencil.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blue-pencil. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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