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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.
See also: blank, go
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Well, screens will buzz with what looks like static and interference before going blank and silent, in what is billed as a UK first.
The screens will buzz and appear to indicate there is static and interference, before going blank and silent, during advert breaks this weekend, including through coverage of the Champions League final.
Screens will buzz and look like there's static and interference, before going blank and silent, during advert breaks this weekend,
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Alfardan Premier Motors, has announced the recall of Jaguar XF, XE, XJ and F-PACE models of 2016-2018 because the virtual display instrument cluster has been going blank intermittently.
Signs of interference include the loss of channels or sound, pictures going blocky, freezing or the TV screen going blank or showing a 'No Signal' message.
LIVERPOOL and Everton FC fans who regularly watch their teams' matches via illegal internet feeds could find their screens going blank.
Could Liverpool and Everton fans watching their teams via illegal sites soon see their screens going blank COLIN LANE
PRESENTED BY A PRESTIGIOUS FINE ART GALLERY, GOING Blank Again occupied an intimate space that was highly conducive to the domestic scale of Caroline Slotte's work.
For this exhibition, Slotte presented works from two consecutive series: (centre) Unidentified View (2009) and (above) Going Blank Again (2010), both of which she developed during her research fellowship in the Department of Specialised Art at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (2007-2011).
Imagine IV screens going blank during a close Super Bowl--no sound, no picture, no explanation.
The pressure the piece of paper puts on the phone should stop the screen from going blank."
Even as I rage, I see my daughter wince and cringe a little as I did too, ages ago, as if braced against a sudden wind, blinking quickly, then her face going blank as a mask while in the heart a green bush weathers the shaping blast.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Alfardan Premier Motors Co, has announced the recall of Land Rover, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models of 2017 because the virtual display instrument cluster (IC) has been going blank intermittently.
Unfortunately, the tape Granada Television sent me kept going blank every few minutes, and the sound faded out, so I must have missed Ken's eventual collapse into agonised, howling, tear-stained grief.