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English definition of “blot sth out”

blot sth out

(MEMORY) phrasal verb with blot     /blɒt/ US  /blɑːt/ verb [T] (-tt-)
to stop yourself thinking about something unpleasant: Perhaps there are some memories so bad that you have to blot them out.Forgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of blot sth out (MEMORY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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