blank out

blank out
phrasal verb
Word forms "blank out":
present tense I/you/we/they blank out he/she/it blanks out present participle blanking out past tense blanked out past participle blanked out
1) [transitive] if you blank out a feeling, memory, warning etc, you deliberately try not to think about it or try to forget it

The experience was so terrible he just blanked it out.

2) [transitive] to hide or cover something so that you cannot see it

Some of the words had been blanked out.

3) [intransitive]
same as blank III, 2)

I don't know what happened – I just blanked out.

English dictionary. 2014.

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