- vTo edit.
The editor blue-penciled John's manuscript.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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blue-pencil — [blo͞o′pen′səl] vt. blue penciled or blue pencilled, blue penciling or blue pencilling to edit, cross out, or correct with or as with a blue pencil … English World dictionary
blue-pencil — blue′ pen′cil v. t. ciled, cil•ing (esp. brit.) cilled, cil•ling. to alter, delete, or edit with or as if with a blue pencil • Etymology: 1885–90 … From formal English to slang
blue-pencil — index expurgate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
blue pencil — noun : any instrument (as a blue pencil) with which an editor makes deletions; also : the act or an instance of deleting the book is a good one; vigorous use of a blue pencil would have made it better Keith Hutchison * * * blue pencil noun A… … Useful english dictionary
blue-pencil — Bluenoser Blue nos er); a Nova Scotian potato, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] blue pencil lue pencil v. t. 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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
blue pencil — 1. Pencil used to censor a piece of writing. 2. blue pencil v. Censor … A concise dictionary of English slang
blue pencil — v. abridge, edit by deletion or marking in order to shorten a written document; alter or correct a written document as with a blue pencil … English contemporary dictionary
blue pencil — noun a blue pencil as traditionally used to censor a text … English new terms dictionary
blue-pencil — verb cut or eliminate she edited the juiciest scenes • Syn: ↑edit, ↑delete • Derivationally related forms: ↑deletion (for: ↑delete) • Hypernyms … Useful english dictionary
blue-pencil — /blooh pen seuhl/, v.t., blue penciled, blue penciling or (esp. Brit.) blue pencilled, blue pencilling. to alter, abridge, or cancel with or as with a pencil that has blue lead, as in editing a manuscript. [1885 90] * * * … Universalium
blue-pencil — /blu ˈpɛnsəl/ (say blooh pensuhl) verb (t) (blue pencilled or, US, blue penciled, blue pencilling or, US, blue penciling) to alter, abridge, or cancel with or as with a pencil that makes a blue mark, as in editing manuscript, or in censoring … Australian English dictionary