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red·line

 (rĕd′līn′)
v. red·lined, red·lin·ing, red·lines
v.intr.
1. To refuse to provide mortgages, insurance, or other goods or services to areas deemed a poor economic risk, particularly when the residents are nonwhite.
2. To reach the maximum engine speed at which an engine is designed to be safely operated: The car redlined at 80 miles per hour in fourth gear.
3. Computers To mark or highlight edited text, as with a red line, to distinguish it from unedited portions of a document.
v.tr.
1. To practice redlining in (an area or community), as in declining to provide mortgages.
2. To remove from operational status because of mechanical defects or the need for scheduled maintenance: redlined three fighter aircraft.
3. Computers To mark (edited text) by redlining.
n. or red line
1. A safety limit, as marked on a gauge.
2. The furthest limit of what will be tolerated: The use of chemical weapons in the conflict will cross a red line and trigger immediate intervention.
3. Sports
a. The red line at the center of an ice hockey rink, running parallel to the goal lines and dividing the rink in half.
b. Either of two red lines running across an ice hockey rink near the end boards, in the center of which the goal is positioned.

redline

(ˈrɛdˌlaɪn)
vb (tr)
1. (Banking & Finance) (esp of a bank or group of banks) to refuse a loan to (a person or country) because of the presumed risks involved
2. (Banking & Finance) to restrict people's access to goods or services on the basis of the area in which they live

redline


Past participle: redlined
Gerund: redlining

Imperative
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Present
I redline
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he/she/it redlines
we redline
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Preterite
I redlined
you redlined
he/she/it redlined
we redlined
you redlined
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Present Continuous
I am redlining
you are redlining
he/she/it is redlining
we are redlining
you are redlining
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Present Perfect
I have redlined
you have redlined
he/she/it has redlined
we have redlined
you have redlined
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Past Continuous
I was redlining
you were redlining
he/she/it was redlining
we were redlining
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Past Perfect
I had redlined
you had redlined
he/she/it had redlined
we had redlined
you had redlined
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Future
I will redline
you will redline
he/she/it will redline
we will redline
you will redline
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Future Perfect
I will have redlined
you will have redlined
he/she/it will have redlined
we will have redlined
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Future Continuous
I will be redlining
you will be redlining
he/she/it will be redlining
we will be redlining
you will be redlining
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been redlining
you have been redlining
he/she/it has been redlining
we have been redlining
you have been redlining
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been redlining
you will have been redlining
he/she/it will have been redlining
we will have been redlining
you will have been redlining
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been redlining
you had been redlining
he/she/it had been redlining
we had been redlining
you had been redlining
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Conditional
I would redline
you would redline
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we would redline
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Past Conditional
I would have redlined
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.redline - discriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood
discriminate, single out, separate - treat differently on the basis of sex or race
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