Black out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈblæk ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |blæk ˈaʊt|


- obliterate or extinguish
- darken completely
- suppress by censorship as for political reasons
- lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example


The advertisement for the concert tells where it will take place, but the date has been blacked out.

During the war we had to black out all our windows.

The stage was blacked out to hide a change of scenery.

After the accident he blacked out and couldn't remember what happened.

Television shows were blacked out as the trouble spread.

Reports of the peace talks have been blacked out for twenty-four hours so as to allow freer argument.

...had spent most of her adulthood trying to black out memories of a wretched childhood...

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