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black out something

phrasal verb with black verb
  • (NO LIGHT)

to have a failure in the supply of electricity, causing a loss of lights: The power failure blacked out all of northern Illinois.
If you black out something, you prevent it from being seen: On my copy, they blacked all the names out so I couldn’t read them.
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