black out phrasal

black out phrasal
1 (I) to lose consciousness; faint: I completely blacked out after the accident.
2 (transitive black something out) to put a dark mark over something so that it cannot be seen: The censors had blacked out several words.
3 (transitive black something out) to hide or turn off all the lights in a town or city, especially during war
-see also: blackout

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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