go blank


: to suddenly stop showing letters, images, etc.
The screen on my computer went blank.
: to be unable to recall or think of something
My mind went blank when I heard the question.

Examples of go blank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, the company has had to recall its first batch of BEVs due to a bug that can cause the car's display to go blank, taking out the speedo and warning lights in the process. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 25 May 2023 Let your mind go blank. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 Tesla has recalled 129,960 cars because of CPU issues that could cause the vehicle's touchscreen to lag or go blank. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 11 May 2022 The brief disruption comes after Amazon’s issues last week took many businesses and services offline, causing Roomba vacuum cleaners to stop working and popular streaming services to go blank. Joseph Pisani, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2021 The instrument cluster may intermittently go blank while the vehicle is in motion. Detroit Free Press, 21 Aug. 2021 What your coaches and senseis and gurus always told you, to relax and let your mind go blank. Philip Martin, Arkansas Online, 23 May 2021 The more the Scots pull weird faces, the more the refugees let their own go blank. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 1 May 2021 Affected Macs appear to go blank and unresponsive shortly after connecting the dock. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021

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“Go blank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20blank. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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