blot out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyblot out
he/she/itblots out
present participleblotting out
past tenseblotted out
past participleblotted out
  1. 1
    to cover something so that you can no longer see it
  2. 2
    to forget something unpleasant, or to make someone forget an unpleasant memory or feeling

    She tried hard to blot out the bitter memories of the divorce.

See also main entry: blot