transitive verb (proofread; -reading) Etymology: back-formation from proofreader Date: 1920 to read and mark corrections in (as a proof)

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  • proofread — UK US /ˈpruːfriːd/ verb [I or T] ► to find and correct mistakes in copies of printed text before the final copies are printed: »I was asked to proofread the website by the next day …   Financial and business terms

  • proofread — ☆ proofread [pro͞of′rēd΄ ] vt., vi. proofread [pro͞ofred΄] proofreading [pro͞of′rēd΄iŋ] to read and mark corrections on (printers proofs, etc.) proofreader n …   English World dictionary

  • proofread — (v.) also proof read, 1933, from PROOF (Cf. proof) in the typesetting sense + READ (Cf. read) (v.). Related: Proofreading …   Etymology dictionary

  • proofread — [v] copyedit analyze, blue pencil*, check, correct, cut, delete, edit, go over, rearrange, refine, remove errors, rephrase, revise, strike out; concepts 79,126,203 …   New thesaurus

  • proofread — UK [ˈpruːfˌriːd] / US [ˈprufˌrɪd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms proofread : present tense I/you/we/they proofread he/she/it proofreads present participle proofreading past tense proofread UK [ˈpruːfˌred] / US [ˈprufˌred] past… …   English dictionary

  • proofread — proofreader, n. /proohf reed /, v., proofread / red /, proofreading. v.t. 1. to read (printers proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected. v.i. 2. to read printers proofs, copy, etc., to detect and mark errors, esp. as …   Universalium

  • proofread — verb Proofread is used with these nouns as the object: ↑book …   Collocations dictionary

  • proofread — proof|read [ˈpru:fri:d] v also proofpast tense and past participle proofread [ red] [I and T] to read through something that is written or printed in order to correct any mistakes in it >proofreader n >proofreading n [U] ▪ a proofreading… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proofread — [[t]pru͟ːfriːd[/t]] proofreads, proofreading also proof read VERB When someone proofreads something such as a book or an article, they read it before it is published in order to find and mark mistakes that need to be corrected. [V n] I didn t… …   English dictionary

  • proofread — [ˈpruːfˌriːd] (past tense and past participle proofread [ˈpruːfˌred] ) verb [I/T] to correct the mistakes in a piece of writing before the final copy is printed proofreader [ˈpruːfˌriːdə] noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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