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blue-pen·cil

(blo͞o′pĕn′səl)
tr.v. blue-pen·ciled, blue-pen·cil·ing, blue-pen·cils also blue-pen·cilled or blue-pen·cil·ling
To edit, revise, or correct with or as if with a 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.
[1885–90]

blue-pencil


Past participle: blue-pencilled
Gerund: blue-pencilling

Imperative
blue-pencil
blue-pencil
Present
I blue-pencil
you blue-pencil
he/she/it blue-pencils
we blue-pencil
you blue-pencil
they blue-pencil
Preterite
I blue-pencilled
you blue-pencilled
he/she/it blue-pencilled
we blue-pencilled
you blue-pencilled
they blue-pencilled
Present Continuous
I am blue-pencilling
you are blue-pencilling
he/she/it is blue-pencilling
we are blue-pencilling
you are blue-pencilling
they are blue-pencilling
Present Perfect
I have blue-pencilled
you have blue-pencilled
he/she/it has blue-pencilled
we have blue-pencilled
you have blue-pencilled
they have blue-pencilled
Past Continuous
I was blue-pencilling
you were blue-pencilling
he/she/it was blue-pencilling
we were blue-pencilling
you were blue-pencilling
they were blue-pencilling
Past Perfect
I had blue-pencilled
you had blue-pencilled
he/she/it had blue-pencilled
we had blue-pencilled
you had blue-pencilled
they had blue-pencilled
Future
I will blue-pencil
you will blue-pencil
he/she/it will blue-pencil
we will blue-pencil
you will blue-pencil
they will blue-pencil
Future Perfect
I will have blue-pencilled
you will have blue-pencilled
he/she/it will have blue-pencilled
we will have blue-pencilled
you will have blue-pencilled
they will have blue-pencilled
Future Continuous
I will be blue-pencilling
you will be blue-pencilling
he/she/it will be blue-pencilling
we will be blue-pencilling
you will be blue-pencilling
they will be blue-pencilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blue-pencilling
you have been blue-pencilling
he/she/it has been blue-pencilling
we have been blue-pencilling
you have been blue-pencilling
they have been blue-pencilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blue-pencilling
you will have been blue-pencilling
he/she/it will have been blue-pencilling
we will have been blue-pencilling
you will have been blue-pencilling
they will have been blue-pencilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blue-pencilling
you had been blue-pencilling
he/she/it had been blue-pencilling
we had been blue-pencilling
you had been blue-pencilling
they had been blue-pencilling
Conditional
I would blue-pencil
you would blue-pencil
he/she/it would blue-pencil
we would blue-pencil
you would blue-pencil
they would blue-pencil
Past Conditional
I would have blue-pencilled
you would have blue-pencilled
he/she/it would have blue-pencilled
we would have blue-pencilled
you would have blue-pencilled
they would have blue-pencilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blue-pencil - cut or eliminate; "she edited the juiciest scenes"
censor - subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
Translations

blue-pencil

[ˈbluːˈpensl] VTtachar con lápiz negro (en la censura)
see also blue D
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Critical Air's co-owner, it turned out, was Janet Hickman, one of the sub-editors responsible for corralling my stray adjectives and blue-pencilling my more inane comments in preparing this column for the printers.