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blank

2 noun
     
Related topics: Weapons
blank2 [countable]
1 an 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 blank

spoken used to say that you cannot remember something:
I'm trying to think of his name, but my mind's a complete blank.
3PMW a cartridge (=container for a bullet in a gun) that contains an explosive but no bullet:
Soldiers fired blanks into the crowd.

➔ draw a blank

at draw1 (32)

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