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"
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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
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يَمْحو، يُخْفـي
hylja, fela

w>blot out

vt sep
(fig: = hide from view) landscape, sunverdecken; (= obliterate) memoriesauslöschen; painbetäuben
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(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.
Perhaps we can speak the words "blot out," "wash," and "cleanse" as we approach the bowl of ashes.