blanch squash for about one minute, drain and cool with cold water.
His more polemical books, such as Black Mass and Straw Dogs, often posit a worldview bleak enough to make Beckett blanch.
Even some progressives might blanch at the idea that we ourselves might run the banks.
Most Republicans blanch instinctively at the political rhetoric of “the new Cleveland.”
blanch the spinach and parsley in boiling salted water until completely tender and then cool in ice water.
Take four ounces of Italian paste and blanch in boiling water with a little salt for twenty minutes.
And the devil and Doctor Faust, if necessary, and don't you blanch!
The outer leaves should be tied over the top in order to blanch the inner ones for table use.
No "blasts that blow the poplar white" can cause the pine-tree to blanch.
A cry, which heard, even at noon day, seldom fails to blanch the manliest cheek.
"to make white, turn pale," c.1400, from Old French blanchir "to whiten, wash," from blanc "white" (11c.; see blank (adj.)). Originally "to remove the hull of (almonds, etc.) by soaking." Intransitive sense of "to turn white" is from 1768. Related: Blanched; blanching.
"to start back, turn aside," 1570s, variant of blench. Related: Blanched; blanching.