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Definition of redline verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

redline

 verb
verb
 
redline somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they redline he / she / it redlines past simple redlined -ing form redlining
 
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to refuse to give loans or insurance to people in an area that is considered to be a bad financial risk The neighborhood was redlined in the 1970s because of the high percentage of poor people living there.
redlining noun [uncountable]
 
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Redlining is illegal.