Meaning of “proofread” in the English Dictionary

"proofread" in British English

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proofreadverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈpruːf.riːd/ us /ˈpruːf.riːd/ proofread

to find and correct mistakes in text before it is printed or put online

proofreading
noun [ U ] uk /ˈpruːfˌriː.dɪŋ/ us /ˈpruːfˌriː.dɪŋ/

Most of the errors were corrected at the proofreading stage.

(Definition of “proofread” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proofread" in American English

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proofreadverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈprufˌrid/

to read and correct a piece of written work:

[ I/T ] Tondra proofreads (books) for a small publishing company.

(Definition of “proofread” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proofread" in Business English

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proofreadverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈpruːfriːd/ us

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.

(Definition of “proofread” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)