blank out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyblank out
he/she/itblanks out
present participleblanking out
past tenseblanked out
past participleblanked out
  1. 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. 2
    [transitive] to hide or cover something so that you cannot see it

    Some of the words had been blanked out.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] same as blank3 (sense 2)

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

See also main entry: blank