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Definition of black verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    black

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//blæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they black
    BrE BrE//blæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blæk//
     
    he / she / it blacks
    BrE BrE//blæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blæks//
     
    past simple blacked
    BrE BrE//blækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blækt//
     
    past participle blacked
    BrE BrE//blækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blækt//
     
    -ing form blacking
    BrE BrE//ˈblækɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblækɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1black something/somebody (British English) to refuse to deal with goods or to do business with somebody as a political protest synonym boycott The unions have blacked all imports from the country.
  2. 2black something to make something black synonym blacken
  3. Word Origin Old English blæc, of Germanic origin. Phrasal Verbsblack outblack somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: black