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blot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblotblot1 /blɒt $ blɑːt/ ●○○ verb (blotted, blotting) [transitive]  1 DRYto make a wet surface become dry by pressing soft paper or cloth on it2 blot your copybook blot something ↔ out blot something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
blotWould the daughter even remember her father with the perpetual presence of Hope to blot him out?Covered the sky, blotted it right out.Any surface oil not absorbed after 10-15 minutes should be blotted off with a tissue.But the last 16 minutes blotted out all the blundering and turned this into an unforgettable classic.By the time I reached the small town of Pinedale the blue sky had been blotted out by ugly, sulphurous yellow.A stage-a melee-heaving bodies-and then a huge hand filled the screen and blotted out everything for an instant.Maybe I was blotting out my past, as provincials do, in my haste to get to where the action was.Kendall and his shadow blotted the tunnel ahead.
blotblot2 noun [countable]  1 MARKa mark or dirty spot on something, especially made by ink ink blots2 SPOILa building, structure etc that is ugly and spoils the appearance of a place The new power station is a blot on the landscape.3 SPOILsomething that spoils the good opinion that people have of someone or somethingblot on The increase in juvenile crime is a blot on our time.
Examples from the Corpus
blotI appeared twice like an ink blot on a folded sheet of paper: a passive, meaningless blur.Right: Victor Hugo, ink blot, about 1855.This ink blot, due to be exhibited, dates from Hugo's eighteen year-long political exile on the island of Jersey.ink blotsHe makes no blot who has no ink, Nor gathers honey who keeps no bees.This man Otis is the one blot on the banner of southern California; he is the bar sinister on your escutcheon.Clones displaying a preferential expression in early placenta after Southern blot analysis were selected and sequenced.All transformed cell lines were examined by Southern blot hybridisation.There has been only one report that has identified epoxide hydrolase in colonic carcinomas, by western blot analysis.ink blotsSymmetry Symmetry requires mirror imagery, on the principle of the child's folded ink blots.On the other side of the map there were several pictures which, from a distance, looked like ink blots.blot on the landscapeThe container site at North Farm is a real blot on the landscape.blot onThe oil rigs are a blot on the coastline.The massacre is one of the great blots on our nation's history.
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Verb table
blot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblot
he, she, itblots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblotted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blotted
he, she, ithas blotted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blotted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blotted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blotting
he, she, itis blotting
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you, we, theyare blotting
Past
I, he, she, itwas blotting
you, we, theywere blotting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blotting
he, she, ithas been blotting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blotting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blotting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blotting
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