What is Draw a blank?
Draw a blank definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective, blankA.er, blankA.est.
(of paper or other writing surface) having no marks; not written or printed on: a blank sheet of paper.
not filled in, as a printed form: a blank check.
unrelieved or unbroken by ornament, opening, decoration, etc.: a blank wall.
lacking some usual or completing feature: a blank roll of film.
(of a recording medium) containing no previously recorded information: a blank videocassette; a blank floppy disk.Compare prerecorded.
void of interest, variety, results, etc.: She sometimes occupied her blank days reading detective stories.
showing no attention, interest, or emotion: a blank expression on his face.
disconcerted; nonplussed; speechless: He looked blank when I asked him why he applied for the job.
complete; utter; unmitigated: blank stupidity.
Archaic. white; pale; colorless.
a place where something is lacking; an empty space: a blank in one’s memory.
a space in a printed form, test, etc., to be filled in: Write your name in the blank.
a printed form containing such spaces: Have you filled out one of these blanks?
a dash put in place of an omitted letter, series of letters, etc., especially to avoid writing a word considered profane or obscene.
Metalworking. a piece of metal ready to be drawn, pressed, or machined into a finished object.
Archery. the bull’s-eye.
the object toward which anything is directed; aim; target.
verb (used with object)
to cross out or delete, especially in order to invalidate or void (usually followed by out): to blank out an entry.
Informal. to keep (an opponent) from scoring in a game.
Metalworking. to stamp or punch out of flat stock, as with a die.