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English verb: black out

1. black out (weather) obliterate or extinguish

SamplesSome life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out

2. black out (change) darken completely

SamplesThe dining room blackened out.

Synonymsblacken out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)darken

3. black out (change) suppress by censorship as for political reasons

SamplesParts of the newspaper article were blacked out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)edit, redact

4. black out (body) lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

Synonymspass out, zonk out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)conk, faint, pass out, swoon

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