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English definition of “black sth out”

black sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with black   /blæk/ us  

(COVER)

to cover a face or a name so that it cannot be seen: In the TV interview, they blacked out the victim's face.Hiding and disguising

(NO LIGHT)

to make a place dark, especially by covering or switching off all the lights: The entire city was blacked out overnight.Darkness and becoming dark
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(Definition of black sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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