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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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Gabrielle recalled she 'completely went blank' after receiving the news that her father was killed.
I'd successfully managed to say who I was, but as I turned to Jeremy my mind suddenly went blank.
The woman said she "went blank" in disbelief as the man smirked at her with his trousers open near to Mountjoy.
As for the power cuts, on the home front, TV coverage finished at about 10.30pm every night - and, of course, the screens went blank as the power cuts hit.
My mind went blank and I was holding the pain when I crawled out of the car," Daily Mail quoted the driver.
Breakdowns in the Bloomberg system are extremely rare, and finance professionals found themselves stranded when their screens went blank Friday.
"They have stormed the PTV office," a news anchor said just before the screen went blank. "PTV staff performing their journalistic duties are being beaten up."
"PTV staff performing their journalistic duties are being beaten up," a news anchor said just before the screen went blank. Anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan have been leading twin protests since mid-August calling on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
According to SNCTA, for instance, all radar screens in the Aix-en-Provence control centre in southern France were recently "urgently" changed after around 20 screens suddenly went blank over the space of 18 months.
Hirai has to stop his presentation in the middle after the screen went blank as he introduced the world's first TV, which uses organic light emitting diodes (OLED).
"WHAT would you like for your birthday, Dad?" My mind went blank. Son, what could you give the man who has everything?
"Oh, I knew what it was, I just went blank," says Ebanks-Blake.
What was the name of the clinic?" Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember.
While setting up avionics, the left and right secondary multi-function displays and the HUD/ICP all went blank. Capt Aaron and his chase aircraft proceeded to RTB to a visual approach and landed uneventfully.