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blank sth out

phrasal verb with blank uk   us   /blæŋk/ verb

(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.
Translations of “blank sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 遮蓋, 遮住, 塗掉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 遮盖, 遮住, 涂掉…
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