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"blot" in British English

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blotnoun [C]

uk   /blɒt/ us   /blɑːt/

blotverb [T]

uk   /blɒt/ us   /blɑːt/ -tt-
  • blot verb [T] (DRY)

to dry a wet surface, or writing done in ink, by pressing something soft against it: I signed my name and blotted the paper. She put on her lipstick and then carefully blotted her lips with a tissue.
  • blot verb [T] (SPOIL)

to make a blot or blots on something
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of blot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blot" in American English

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blotverb [T]

us   /blɑt/ -tt-
  • 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?
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blotnoun [C]

us   /blɑt/
  • 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.
(Definition of blot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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