[ kop-ee-reed ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌrid /
verb (used with object), cop·y·read [kop-ee-ee-red] /ˈkɒp i i rɛd/, cop·y·read·ing [kop-ee-ree-ding] /ˈkɒp iˌri dɪŋ/.
to work on (copy) as a copyreader.
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Origin of copyread
First recorded in 1940–45; back formation from copyreader
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British Dictionary definitions for copy-read
/ (ˈkɒpɪˌriːd) /
verb -reads, -reading or -read
US to subedit
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