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Definition of photocopy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    photocopy

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpi//
     
    (also copy especially in British English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they photocopy
    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpi//
     
    he / she / it photocopies
    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpiz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpiz//
     
    past simple photocopied
    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpid//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpid//
     
    past participle photocopied
    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpid//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpid//
     
    -ing form photocopying
    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpiɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtoʊkɑːpiɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] photocopy (something) to make a photocopy of something a photocopied letter Can you get these photocopied for me by 5 o'clock? I seem to have spent most of the day photocopying.
  2. 2[intransitive] photocopy well/badly (of printed material) to produce a good/bad photocopy The comments in pencil haven't photocopied very well.
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