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blue-pencils

verb
present tense third-person singular of blue-pencil

Synonyms & Antonyms of blue-pencils

to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it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

Synonyms for blue-pencils

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Near Antonyms for blue-pencils

  • stets
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“Blue-pencils.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blue-pencils. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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