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proofread

[proof-reed] /ˈprufˌrid/
verb (used with object), proofread
[proof-red] /ˈprufˌrɛd/ (Show IPA),
proofreading [proof-ree-ding] /ˈprufˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
1.
to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected.
verb (used without object), proofread
[proof-red] /ˈprufˌrɛd/ (Show IPA),
proofreading [proof-ree-ding] /ˈprufˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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
1930-1935
1930-35; back formation from proofreader (see proof, read)
Related forms
proofreader, noun
unproofread [uhn-proof-red] /ʌnˈprufˌrɛd/ (Show IPA), adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un proofread

proofread

/ˈpruːfˌriːd/
verb -reads, -reading, -read (-ˌrɛd)
1.
to read (copy or printer's proofs) to detect and mark errors to be corrected
Derived Forms
proofreader, noun
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Word Origin and History for un proofread

proofread

v.

also proof-read, 1878, back-formation from proofreader. Related: Proofread; Proofreading.

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