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English definition of “blot”

blot

verb [T]  /blɑt/ (-tt-) us  

blot verb [T] (MARK WITH INK)

to spoil a letter, drawing, etc. with scattered drops of ink

blot verb [T] (DRY)

to dry something by using a paper or cloth to absorb a liquid: I’ve spilled some coffee – can you bring me some paper towels to blot it up?
Phrasal verbs

blot

noun [C]  /blɑt/ us  

blot noun [C] (MARK)

an unwanted mark or spot of liquid: Ink blots covered the page. A blot is also a fault that spoils the appearance or reputation of someone or something: This arrest is a blot on his reputation.
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