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English definition of “blank sth out”

blank sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with blank   /blæŋk/ us  

(COVER)

to intentionally cover over something that is written so that it cannot be read: Some of the names in the report have been blanked out.

(FORGET)

to stop yourself thinking about a memory because it is unpleasant and you would prefer not to remember it: There may be a traumatic incident in your past that you have blanked out.
(Definition of blank sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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