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red-pen·cil

(rĕd′pĕn′səl)
tr.v. red-pen·ciled, red-pen·cil·ing, red-pen·cils also red-pen·cilled or red-pen·cil·ling
To censor, cut, revise, or correct with or as if with a red pencil.
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red-pencil

vb, -cils, -cilling or -cilled, -cils, -ciling or -ciled
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to revise or correct (a book, manuscript, etc)
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red′-pen′cil



v.t. -ciled, -cil•ing (esp. Brit.) -cilled, -cil•ling.
to edit (written material) with or as if with a pencil having a red lead.
[1955–60]
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red-pencil


Past participle: red-pencilled
Gerund: red-pencilling

Imperative
red-pencil
red-pencil
Present
I red-pencil
you red-pencil
he/she/it red-pencils
we red-pencil
you red-pencil
they red-pencil
Preterite
I red-pencilled
you red-pencilled
he/she/it red-pencilled
we red-pencilled
you red-pencilled
they red-pencilled
Present Continuous
I am red-pencilling
you are red-pencilling
he/she/it is red-pencilling
we are red-pencilling
you are red-pencilling
they are red-pencilling
Present Perfect
I have red-pencilled
you have red-pencilled
he/she/it has red-pencilled
we have red-pencilled
you have red-pencilled
they have red-pencilled
Past Continuous
I was red-pencilling
you were red-pencilling
he/she/it was red-pencilling
we were red-pencilling
you were red-pencilling
they were red-pencilling
Past Perfect
I had red-pencilled
you had red-pencilled
he/she/it had red-pencilled
we had red-pencilled
you had red-pencilled
they had red-pencilled
Future
I will red-pencil
you will red-pencil
he/she/it will red-pencil
we will red-pencil
you will red-pencil
they will red-pencil
Future Perfect
I will have red-pencilled
you will have red-pencilled
he/she/it will have red-pencilled
we will have red-pencilled
you will have red-pencilled
they will have red-pencilled
Future Continuous
I will be red-pencilling
you will be red-pencilling
he/she/it will be red-pencilling
we will be red-pencilling
you will be red-pencilling
they will be red-pencilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been red-pencilling
you have been red-pencilling
he/she/it has been red-pencilling
we have been red-pencilling
you have been red-pencilling
they have been red-pencilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been red-pencilling
you will have been red-pencilling
he/she/it will have been red-pencilling
we will have been red-pencilling
you will have been red-pencilling
they will have been red-pencilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been red-pencilling
you had been red-pencilling
he/she/it had been red-pencilling
we had been red-pencilling
you had been red-pencilling
they had been red-pencilling
Conditional
I would red-pencil
you would red-pencil
he/she/it would red-pencil
we would red-pencil
you would red-pencil
they would red-pencil
Past Conditional
I would have red-pencilled
you would have red-pencilled
he/she/it would have red-pencilled
we would have red-pencilled
you would have red-pencilled
they would have red-pencilled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"You'll spend less on costly drugs" and "You'll eliminate unnecessary trips to the vet." (I had a boss who would have red-penciled both of those contractions; he didn't want to see them in selling copy.) I didn't care for the P.S.
Like most Web sites, Wikipedia offers up editorless content, free from the wrought-iron blockades of publishing rejection and the red-penciled obstructions of editorial oversight.
An episode dealing with President Sadat's assassination was red-penciled by the censors.