blot out
transitive verb Date: 1530 1. to make obscure, insignificant, or inconsequential 2. wipe out, destroy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • blot out — (something) to make something stop upsetting you. I twist the pillow over my head to blot out the horrible sounds. She closed her eyes, trying to blot out the memory of the day s events. Related vocabulary: block out something Etymology: based on …   New idioms dictionary

  • blot out — index censor, condone, deface, delete, destroy (efface), eliminate (eradicate), eradicate …   Law dictionary

  • blot out — vb delete, obliterate, expunge, *erase, cancel, efface Analogous words: *abolish, annihilate, extinguish: wipe, *exterminate, extirpate Contrasted words: preserve, *save, conserve: imprint, print, impress, stamp (see corresponding nouns at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blot out — verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing (Freq. 6) a hidden message a veiled threat • Syn: ↑obscure, ↑obliterate, ↑veil, ↑hide • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • blot out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms blot out : present tense I/you/we/they blot out he/she/it blots out present participle blotting out past tense blotted out past participle blotted out 1) to cover something so that you can no longer see it… …   English dictionary

  • blot out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If one thing blots out another thing, it is in front of the other thing and prevents it from being seen. [V P n (not pron)] About the time the three climbers were halfway down, clouds blotted out the sun. [be V ed P] ...the victim …   English dictionary

  • blot out — phr verb Blot out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑memory, ↑sun …   Collocations dictionary

  • blot out — Synonyms and related words: abate, abbreviate, abolish, abridge, annul, becloud, bedarken, bedim, begloom, black, black out, blacken, blast, block the light, blot, blue pencil, bowdlerize, brown, bump off, cancel, cast a shadow, censor, cloud,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blot out — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To mark out] Syn. deface, cross out, scratch out, delete; see cancel 1 . 2. [To obscure] Syn. darken, blur, shroud, eclipse; see shade 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To destroy all traces of: abolish, annihilate, clear,… …   English dictionary for students

  • blot out — {v. phr.} 1. To obstruct; cover; obscure. * /The high rise building in front of our apartment house blots out the view of the ocean./ 2. To wipe out of one s memory. * /Jane can t remember the details when she was attacked in the streets; she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blot out — {v. phr.} 1. To obstruct; cover; obscure. * /The high rise building in front of our apartment house blots out the view of the ocean./ 2. To wipe out of one s memory. * /Jane can t remember the details when she was attacked in the streets; she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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