Blanch
Blanch Blanch, v. t. [See {Blench}.] 1. To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Ifs and ands to qualify the words of treason, whereby every man might express his malice and blanch his danger. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

I suppose you will not blanch Paris in your way. --Reliq. Wot. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Blanch — Blanch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blanched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blanching}.] [OE. blanchen, blaunchen, F. blanchir, fr. blanc white. See {Blank}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blanch — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Lesley Blanch (1904–2007), englische Schriftstellerin Stuart Yarworth Blanch (1918–1994), englischer Bischof Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Blanch (North Carolina) Blanch (Oklahoma) Siehe auch: Blanche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Blanch — Blanch, v. i. To use evasion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Books will speak plain, when counselors blanch. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blanch — may refer to*Blanching, a form of cooking *Blanching (coinage), a method used to whiten metal *Blanch (medical), a physiologic phenomenon whereby the skin appears whitish because a transient ischemia is introduced *Blanch, North Carolina, an… …   Wikipedia

  • blanch — blanch; blanch·er; blanch·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • blanch — blanch, blench Blanch means first and foremost ‘to make (something) white’ (especially vegetables by dipping them in boiling water) and (intransitively) ‘to become pale’ (from fear, shock, embarrassment, etc.); a by form blench is also used in… …   Modern English usage

  • blanch — [blanch, blänch] vt. [ME blanchen < OFr blanchir < blanc, white: see BLANK] 1. to make white; take color out of 2. to make pale 3. to bleach (endive, celery, etc.) by earthing up or covering so as to keep away light and improve the… …   English World dictionary

  • Blanch — Blanch, v. i. To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun. [1913 Webster] [Bones] blanching on the grass. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blanch — Blanch, n. (Mining) Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blanch — [bla:ntʃ US blæntʃ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: blanchir, from blanc white ] 1.) [T] to put vegetables, fruit, or nuts into boiling water for a short time ▪ Blanch the peaches and remove the skins. 2.) [i]literary to become pale… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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