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English verb: blank out

1. blank out (cognition) be unable to remember

SamplesI'm drawing a blank.
You are blocking the name of your first wife!.

Synonymsblock, draw a blank, forget

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)slip, slip one's mind

Antonymsrecall, recollect, remember, call back, call up, retrieve, think

2. blank out (change) cut out, as for political reasons

SamplesSeveral line in the report were blanked out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)edit, redact

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