blot out

  • 1 blot out — (something) to make something stop upsetting you. I twist the pillow over my head to blot out the horrible sounds. She closed her eyes, trying to blot out the memory of the day s events. Related vocabulary: block out something Etymology: based on …

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  • 2 blot out — index censor, condone, deface, delete, destroy (efface), eliminate (eradicate), eradicate …

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  • 3 blot out — vb delete, obliterate, expunge, *erase, cancel, efface Analogous words: *abolish, annihilate, extinguish: wipe, *exterminate, extirpate Contrasted words: preserve, *save, conserve: imprint, print, impress, stamp (see corresponding nouns at… …

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  • 4 blot out — verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing (Freq. 6) a hidden message a veiled threat • Syn: ↑obscure, ↑obliterate, ↑veil, ↑hide • Derivationally related forms …

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  • 5 blot out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms blot out : present tense I/you/we/they blot out he/she/it blots out present participle blotting out past tense blotted out past participle blotted out 1) to cover something so that you can no longer see it… …

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  • 6 blot out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If one thing blots out another thing, it is in front of the other thing and prevents it from being seen. [V P n (not pron)] About the time the three climbers were halfway down, clouds blotted out the sun. [be V ed P] ...the victim …

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  • 7 blot out — phr verb Blot out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑memory, ↑sun …

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  • 8 blot out — Synonyms and related words: abate, abbreviate, abolish, abridge, annul, becloud, bedarken, bedim, begloom, black, black out, blacken, blast, block the light, blot, blue pencil, bowdlerize, brown, bump off, cancel, cast a shadow, censor, cloud,… …

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  • 9 blot out — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To mark out] Syn. deface, cross out, scratch out, delete; see cancel 1 . 2. [To obscure] Syn. darken, blur, shroud, eclipse; see shade 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To destroy all traces of: abolish, annihilate, clear,… …

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  • 10 blot out — {v. phr.} 1. To obstruct; cover; obscure. * /The high rise building in front of our apartment house blots out the view of the ocean./ 2. To wipe out of one s memory. * /Jane can t remember the details when she was attacked in the streets; she… …

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  • 11 blot out — {v. phr.} 1. To obstruct; cover; obscure. * /The high rise building in front of our apartment house blots out the view of the ocean./ 2. To wipe out of one s memory. * /Jane can t remember the details when she was attacked in the streets; she… …

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  • 12 blot\ out — v. phr. 1. To obstruct; cover; obscure. The high rise building in front of our apartment house blots out the view of the ocean. 2. To wipe out of one s memory. Jane can t remember the details when she was attacked in the streets; she blotted it… …

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  • 13 blot out — verb a) to obscure The moon blotted out the sun and all was dark. b) to make something undecipherable; to obliterate From the time he had left the house in Soho on the morning of the murder, he was simply blotted out; and gradually, as time drew… …

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  • 14 blot out — transitive verb Date: 1530 1. to make obscure, insignificant, or inconsequential 2. wipe out, destroy …

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  • 15 blot out — erase; destroy …

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  • 16 blot out something — blot out (something) to make something stop upsetting you. I twist the pillow over my head to blot out the horrible sounds. She closed her eyes, trying to blot out the memory of the day s events. Related vocabulary: block out something Etymology …

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  • 17 To blot out — Стирать, вычёркивать …

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  • 18 Blot — Blot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blotting}.] [Cf. Dan. plette. See 3d {Blot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink. [1913 Webster] The brief was writ and blotted all with gore. Gascoigne. [1913… …

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  • 19 blot — ► NOUN 1) a dark mark or stain, especially one made by ink. 2) a thing that mars something that is otherwise good. ► VERB (blotted, blotting) 1) dry with an absorbent material. 2) mark, stain, or mar. 3) …

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  • 20 blot — blot1 [blät] n. [ME < ?] 1. a spot or stain, esp. of ink 2. anything that spoils or mars, esp. by providing an unpleasant contrast [that shack is a blot on the landscape] 3. a moral stain; disgrace vt. blotted, blotting …

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