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proofread

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

1930–35; back formation from proofreader (see proof, read1)

OTHER WORDS FROM proofread

proofreader, nounun·proof·read [uhn-proof-red], /ʌnˈprufˌrɛd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proofread

proofread
/ (ˈpruːfˌriːd) /

verb -reads, -reading or -read (-ˌrɛd)
to read (copy or printer's proofs) to detect and mark errors to be corrected

Derived forms of proofread

proofreader, noun
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