proof read

proofread

[proof-reed]
verb (used with object), proofread [proof-red] , proofreading [proof-ree-ding] .
1.
to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected.
verb (used without object), proofread [proof-red] , proofreading [proof-ree-ding] .
2.
to read printers' proofs, copy, etc., to detect and mark errors, especially as an employee of a typesetting firm, newspaper office, or publishing house.

Origin:
1930–35; back formation from proofreader (see proof, read)

proofreader, noun
unproofread [uhn-proof-red] , adjective
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proofread (ˈpruːfˌriːd)
 
vb , -reads, -reading, -read
to read (copy or printer's proofs) to detect and mark errors to be corrected
 
'proofreader
 
n

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