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Definition of copy-edit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

copy-edit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpi edɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpi edɪt//
 
[transitive, intransitive] copy-edit (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they copy-edit
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpi edɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpi edɪt//
 
he / she / it copy-edits
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpi edɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpi edɪts//
 
past simple copy-edited
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpi edɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpi edɪtɪd//
 
past participle copy-edited
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpi edɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpi edɪtɪd//
 
-ing form copy-editing
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpi edɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpi edɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to correct and prepare a text for printing