from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To edit, revise, or correct with or as if with a blue pencil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to change, delete, or abridge (a portion of a text) with a blue pencil (or as if with a blue pencil), as in the editing process; -- of books, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To edit, especially to censor, written documents.
  • verb politics, slang To use a line-item veto

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cut or eliminate


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