blot out

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Verb1.blot out - make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
efface, obliterate - remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
mystify - make mysterious; "mystify the story"


1. A discolored mark made by smearing:
2. A mark of discredit or disgrace:
Archaic: attaint.
Idiom: a blot on one's escutcheon.
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.Also used with out:
annul, cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
phrasal verb
blot out
يَمْحو، يُخْفـي
hylja, fela

w>blot out

vt sep
(fig: = hide from view) landscape, sunverdecken; (= obliterate) memoriesauslöschen; painbetäuben


(blot) noun
1. a spot or stain (often of ink). an exercise book full of blots.
2. something ugly. a blot on the landscape.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈblotted
1. to spot or stain, especially with ink. I blotted this sheet of paper in three places when my nib broke.
2. to dry with blotting-paper. Blot your signature before you fold the paper.
ˈblotter noun
a pad or sheet of blotting-paper.
ˈblotting-paper noun
soft paper used for drying up ink.
blot one's copybook
to make a bad mistake. He has really blotted his copybook by being late for the interview.
blot out
to hide from sight. The rain blotted out the view.
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London, Mar 22 (ANI): Kerry Katona has turned to drugs to blot out the pain of her failing marriage to Mark Croft, it has emerged.
blot out 1 : to make (something) difficult to see <Clouds blotted out the sun.> 2 : to destroy completely <No apology could blot out what I had said .
Perhaps we can speak the words "blot out," "wash," and "cleanse" as we approach the bowl of ashes.