Definition of blank out
- They blanked out parts of the document before making it public.
- The injury blanked out parts of his memory.
- She has blanked out. What happened that night.
- I can't remember much of my childhood. I must have blanked it out.
: appearing or causing to appear dazed, confounded, or nonplussed
: the bull's-eye of a target
: an empty space (as on a paper)
: a paper with spaces for the entry of data
: obscure, obliterate
: to stop access to : seal
: to keep (an opponent) from scoring
: in a direction away from the inside or center
: from among others
: eject, oust
: to identify publicly as being such secretly
: to become publicly known
used as a function word to indicate an outward movement
: situated outside : external
: situated at a distance : outlying
: one who is out of office or power or on the outside
: an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
: in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats
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