Meaning of “blot” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “blot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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?

Phrasal verb(s)

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)