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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Cut or eliminate.

Usage examples (35)
  • I gave this one the full blue-pencil sketch with brush and ink over it.
  • This is the reason that I can't read a good book without a blue-pencil mindset.
  • It's not going to be an authorized life, in that Dr. Kissinger's not going to have the right to blue-pencil anything I write.
  • She doesn't blue-pencil; she just points out perceived deficiencies in the text and then asks me to find ways to sort them out. for more
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  • A "blue pencil" is a pencil that is blue, while to "blue-pencil" a manuscript means to edit or change the manuscript.
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