blank

[ blangk ]
/ blæŋk /

adjective, blank·er, blank·est.

noun

verb (used with object)

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Idioms for blank

    draw a blank,
    1. to fail in an attempt; be unsuccessful: We've drawn a blank in the investigation.
    2. to fail to comprehend or be unable to recollect: He asked me their phone number and I drew a blank.

Origin of blank

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English (noun and adjective) from Anglo-French, French blanc; adjective from Germanic; compare Old English blanca “white horse,” Old High German blanch “bright, white” (German blank )

SYNONYMS FOR blank

8 dumfounded, confused, astounded.

synonym study for blank

1-4. See empty.

OTHER WORDS FROM blank

blankness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blank

blank
/ (blæŋk) /

adjective

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of blank

blankly, adverbblankness, noun

Word Origin for blank

C15: from Old French blanc white, of Germanic origin; related to Old English blanca a white horse
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Idioms and Phrases with blank

blank

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