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 TV or computer screen. If the TV goes blank again, just smack it a few times—that should help.
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Some clocks either go blank for a second, read the 60th second twice, or stay at zero for 2 seconds.
A walkout in Greece saw flights cancelled, state-owned television channels go blank and bank offices empty on Tuesday (28 February).
When you are doing exams you cram so much in and your mind can go blank,' said a spokeswoman for the firm.
As the films vary in length, from 194 minutes (Titanic, Number I) to 88 minutes (The Lion King, Number 6), nearly all the quadrants go blank (and silent) before the piece ends, at 140 minutes.
I'll think I'll just hang out over there in the noise and go blank.
One minute they're very open and emotional, the next minute their face might go blank,'' said Rob Wingate, a member of the Red Cross Aviation Incident response team who spoke with family members of victims at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport.
Vice chairman of the Irish computer society Patrick O'Beirne warns that if the bug is not properly dealt with computer screens at nuclear weapon command posts could go blank or signal an attack, in turn triggering a nuclear war.