go blank


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go blank

1. To unexpectedly forget something. Can you remind me of your name? I'm so sorry, but I've gone completely blank right now!
2. To lose consciousness. My blood sugar dropped so low during the meeting that I went blank and woke up on the floor.
3. To no longer show a picture, as of a television screen. If the TV goes blank again, just smack it a few times—that should help.
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Not so fortunate are those ntl cable viewers in the Newmarket area, where the Racing Channel is transmitted on analogue by Cambridge Cable and screens go blank at 6pm.
We can all go blank, no matter how long we've studied and revised.
Furious grandad John Lan snipped his way through dozens of cables as stunned staff watched their computer screens go blank.
But their screens will go blank when live football is on.
Then the screens go blank as a ton of explosives blasts the area leaving a crater 30ft deep and 60ft wide.
FIRMS who go blank when asked by employees "how much am I worth" should soon be able to get an answer.
I have never heard such nonsense as the talk this week that SIS screens will go blank - well, only if the National Grid fails.