go blank


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to go blank: not a chance

go blank

also blank out
1. to forget He let his mind go blank and kept on walking, thinking about nothing at all.
2. to become unconscious He remembers trying to get up, and then he went blank until he woke up the next morning with a roaring headache.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form everything went blank (someone became unconscious): I heard a noise behind me, and then everything went blank.
Related vocabulary: black out
3. to stop receiving a television picture There was a popping sound, and then the TV screen went blank.
See also: blank
References in periodicals archive ?
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.