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Black out   /blæk aʊt/   Listen
Black out

Obliterate or extinguish.
Darken completely.  Synonym: blacken out.
Suppress by censorship as for political reasons.
Lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example.  Synonyms: pass out, zonk out.

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"Black out" Quotes from Famous Books

... Maresfield Gardens. That surely was an "incident" which bordered on a mystery. I felt I should never forget our extraordinary reception that night—the "black out" house, as stage managers say; our repeated ringing the door bell; the slow unlocking and unbolting the door; the cautious inquiry; our wait in the darkness after our admission; the discovery of that horrible serpent with its chilling eyes; ...
— The Four Faces - A Mystery • William le Queux

... the sign fell upon her in the rigidity of her pose and pallor. For some reason she was hugging one of the book-shaped letter files, all the black out ...
— Star-Dust • Fannie Hurst

... come downstairs and set to work; the fire's black out, and not a drop o' water to be had! It's like him; he's got a brain like a sieve"—pointing to her husband, "and here am I nigh dying of thirst. Drat that bell!" she exclaimed, as a loud peal from upstairs sounded in ...
— The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911 • Various

Words linked to "Black out" :   change state, redact, extinguish, darken, faint, zonk out, edit, turn, blackout, blacken out, blow out, snuff out, swoon, conk, quench

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