• To make void; to erase.
  • To ignore (a person) deliberately.
  • To render ineffective by blanketing with turbulent airflow, such as from aircraft wake or reverse thrust.
  • To prevent from scoring, for example in a sporting event.
  • To become blank.
  • To be temporarily unable to remember.


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  • From Middle English blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from Anglo-Norman blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from Old French blanc, feminine blanche, from Frankish *blank ("gleaming, white, blinding"), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz ("white, bright, blinding"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ- ("to shine"). Akin to Old High German blanch ("shining, bright, white") (German blank), Old English blanc ("white, grey"), blanca, Spanish blanco. More at blink, blind, blanch. blanc.

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