blot

blot
blot1 [blɔt US bla:t] v past tense and past participle blotted present participle blotting [T]
1.) to make a wet surface become dry by pressing soft paper or cloth on it
2.) blot your copybook
BrE informal to do something that spoils the idea that people have of you
blot out [blot sth<=>out] phr v
1.) to cover or hide something completely
Thick white smoke blotted out the sun.
2.) if you blot out an unpleasant memory, a thought etc, you deliberately try to forget it
She said she took drugs to blot out her problems.
blot up [blot sth<=>up] phr v
to remove liquid from a surface by pressing soft paper or cloth onto it
blot 2
blot2 n
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]
1.) a mark or dirty spot on something, especially made by ink
ink blots
2.) a building, structure etc that is ugly and spoils the appearance of a place
The new power station is a blot on the landscape .
3.) something that spoils the good opinion that people have of someone or something
blot on
The increase in juvenile crime is a blot on our time.

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