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verb blank pronunciation in British English /blæŋk/
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present tense
present participleblanking
past tenseblanked
past participleblanked
  1. 1
    [transitive] British spoken to deliberately ignore someone, as if you have not seen or heard them

    I said hello, but she completely blanked me.

  2. 2



    blank out

    [intransitive] informal to unexpectedly be unable to remember something

    I totally blanked when it came to the written part of the exam.

  3. 3
    [transitive] American informal to prevent your opponent from scoring in a game or sport

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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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