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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblankblank1 /blæŋk/ ●●○ S3 adjective  1 NONE/NOTHINGwithout any writing, print, or recorded sound Leave the last page blank. a blank cassettesee thesaurus at empty2 EXPRESSION ON somebody'S FACEa blank face or look shows no emotion, understanding, or interestblanklyblank face/look/expression/eyes Zoe looked at me with a blank expression. She gazed at him in blank astonishment.3 go blankblankness noun [uncountable] blank verse
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blankIf the field is left blank, a default value will be provided and displayed.a blank expressionWith wide, blank eyes he shuffled towards them.Even the television had doors to hide its blank gray screen.Maria could tell by the blank look in my eyes that I didn't understand.I said hello, and she gave me a blank look.Nigel was installed in the office with a blank sheet of paper in front of him when Eleanor arrived.Ian stared at the blank sheet of paper in front of him.Tell them to look immediately at the middle of the blank sheet of paper.a blank sheet of paperSignature block At the end of your letter, leave three lines of blank space for your signature.In the blank spaces at the bottom of the chart, add other words you need.I want to tape a show at 9:00. Are there any blank tapes?As far as minimum requirements go, you will need to take at least one blank video cassette with you.I want to record the late-night movie. Do we have any blank video cassettes?The children's faces were blank with sleepiness.Leave ... blankFinally, he peeled the markers off the map, leaving it blank once more.He had worked out a basic form for this and photocopied it, leaving blanks to type in the appropriate names.If the stock does not pay out any dividends, this space will be left blank in the newspaper table.Needless to say, all that was left was a blank paper where all his hard work had been.The return address was left blank, and a list of suspects could prove endless.The third column she left blank.Women may obviously leave blank all impotence-related questions which follow, please answer all other questions.Leave blank lines between paragraphs and make frequent use of headings to hold the reader's interest.blank face/look/expression/eyesThe children opened too-large mouths in otherwise blank faces.There were pauses and blank looks.I did so when the under-30 crowd gave me blank faces at my casual reference to High Noon.Behind his blank face, Gabriel was playing the Wishing Game.With wide, blank eyes he shuffled towards them.Through all the speeches and songs, she stood under a tree, her blank expression never changing.That last night, when the returns started coming in, he had this blank expression on his face.That face was not the blank face that Cardiff had expected.
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blankblank2 noun [countable]  1 WRITEan empty space on a piece of paper, where you are supposed to write a word or letter When you’ve filled in the blanks, hand the form back to me.2 my mind’s a blank3 PMWSHOOTa cartridge (=container for a bullet in a gun) that contains an explosive but no bullet Soldiers fired blanks into the crowd.4 be shooting/firing blanks draw a blank at draw1(32)
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blankWithout being able to read what Black has written, everything is a blank so far.First a boxwood blank was turned to a cylinder.the competition entry blankWe didn't know the guns were firing blanks.Other Customs agents have put corruption in the crosshairs only to find they were firing blanks.Choose New Card or New Contact and fill in the blanks.Alternatively, they could be had ready-printed with blanks in the text for completion by the funeral furnisher.filled in ... blanksThe author then filled in the blanks about how wise, handsome, brave, and team-spirited they were.fired blanksBut Mutch and Bull, 300 goals between them, fired blanks all afternoon and rookie Hoult was in sharp form anyway.
blankblank3 verb  1 (also blank out) [intransitive] informalFORGET if you blank, or if your mind blanks, you are suddenly unable to remember something I just blanked in the oral exam.2 [transitive] British English informalTALK TO somebody to ignore someone who you would usually greet or speak to Last time I saw Mike Adams he completely blanked me. blank something ↔ out→ See Verb table
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blankI said hello to her in the street, but she just blanked me and carried on walking.I leave it all up to Rob as I blank out my mind and hang on to my sanity.The Whalers blanked the Washington Capitals 2-0.She closed her eyes and rethought them, blanking their memories and recreating them from the emptiness up.
From Longman Business Dictionaryblankblank1 /blæŋk/ adjective without any writing or printLeave the last page blank.blankblank2 noun [countable]1an empty space on a piece of paper or a computer screen where you are supposed to write informationFill in the blanks, taking care to use the right form.2American English a complete piece of paper or computer screen with spaces for writing information SYN FORMBlanks will be made available to all competition participants.
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Verb table
blank
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblank
he, she, itblanks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblanked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blanked
he, she, ithas blanked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blanked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blank
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blanked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blanking
he, she, itis blanking
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you, we, theyare blanking
Past
I, he, she, itwas blanking
you, we, theywere blanking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blanking
he, she, ithas been blanking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blanking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blanking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blanking
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