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blot

1 verb
     
blot1 past tense and past participle blotted, present participle blotting [transitive]
1 to make a wet surface become dry by pressing soft paper or cloth on it
2

blot your copybook

British English informal to do something that spoils the idea that people have of you

blot something ↔ out

phrasal verb
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 something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to remove liquid from a surface by pressing soft paper or cloth onto it

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