- 1[transitive] blank somebody (British English, informal) to ignore somebody completely I saw her on the bus this morning, but she totally blanked me.
- 2[intransitive] (North American English) to be suddenly unable to remember or think of something I knew the answer, but I totally blanked during the test. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘white, colourless’): from Old French blanc
BrE BrE//blæŋk//; NAmE NAmE//blæŋk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blank
BrE BrE//blæŋk//; NAmE NAmE//blæŋk//he / she / it blanks
BrE BrE//blæŋks//; NAmE NAmE//blæŋks//past simple blanked
BrE BrE//blæŋkt//; NAmE NAmE//blæŋkt//past participle blanked
BrE BrE//blæŋkt//; NAmE NAmE//blæŋkt//-ing form blanking
BrE BrE//ˈblæŋkɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblæŋkɪŋ//