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

     

    blank

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘white, colourless’): from Old French blanc ‘white’, ultimately of Germanic origin. Phrasal Verbsblank outblank somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blank