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blank(
bleyngk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (empty)
a. en blanco (page, sheet, space)
I get a blank screen when I switch my computer on.Al prender mi computadora, la pantalla aparece en blanco.
b. liso (wall)
This blank wall needs some pictures to liven it up.A esta pared lisa le hacen falta unos cuadros para darle más vida.
2. (not recorded)
a. en blanco
Do you have a blank CD? This one's already been recorded on.¿Tienes un CD en blanco? Este ya está grabado.
b. virgen
I put a blank tape in the VCR and started recording.Puse una cinta virgen en la videograbadora y empecé a grabar.
3. (emotionless)
a. inexpresivo (face or look)
The poker player's blank face gave nothing away.La cara inexpresiva del jugador de póquer no reveló nada.
b. vacío (expression or look)
He had a blank look in his eyes, as if he had been drugged.La mirada vacía de sus ojos era como si se estuviera drogado.
4. (uncomprehending)
a. perplejo
After my lecture on quantum physics, the students stared at me with blank faces.Tras mi presentación sobre la mecánica cuántica, los alumnos me miraron con caras perplejas.
5. (outright)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
His request for funds had met with a blank refusal.Habían rechazado de plano su solicitud de fondos.
The two acrobats stared at each other in blank astonishment after their act.Los dos acróbatas se miraron atónitos después de su acto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (empty space)
a. el espacio en blanco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fill in the blanks with your name, address, and social security number.Rellene los espacios en blanco con su nombre, dirección y número de seguro social.
7. (military)
a. el cartucho de fogueo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They weren't firing live ammunition. They were blanks.No usaron munición real. Eran cartuchos de fogueo.
8. (object with no mark or design)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Archaeologists found many gold coins and several blanks on the burial site.Los arqueólogos encontraron muchas monedas de oro y varias monedas sin acuñar en el sitio funerario.
He has a stock of blanks to make copies of existing keys.Tiene una reserva de llaves ciegas para hacer copias de llaves existentes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to ignore) (United Kingdom)
a. ignorar
She greeted Dan warmly but totally blanked me.Recibió a Dan calurosamente, pero a mí me ignoró totalmente.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dar una buena paliza a
The Atlanta Falcons blanked the Titans 5-0.Los Atlanta Falcons le dieron una buena paliza a los Titans por 5-0.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to forget)
a. quedarse en blanco
I knew the answer to the question but I just blanked under pressure.Sabía la respuesta a la pregunta pero me quedé en blanco bajo presión.
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blank
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (space)
a. el espacio en blanco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
my mind is a blankno recuerdo absolutamente nada
2. (fig)
a.
to draw a blankno sacar nada en claro or en limpio
3. (rifle cartridge)
a. el cartucho de fogueo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to fire blanksdisparar tiros de fogueo
4. (colloquial)
a. (be infertile)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (paper, screen)
a. en blanco
6. (face, look)
a. vacío(a), inexpresivo(a)
he looked blank when I mentioned your nameno dio muestras de reconocer tu nombre cuando lo mencioné
my mind went blankse me quedó la mente en blanco
blank cassettecinta virgen
blank checkcheque en blanco
7. (fig)
a.
to give somebody a blank check to do somethingdar carta blanca a alguien para hacer algo
blank verseverso m blanco, verso m suelto
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blank [blæŋk]
adjective
1 [+paper, space etc] en blanco; [+tape] virgen; sin grabar; [+wall] liso; sin adorno
the screen went blank se fue la imagen de la pantalla
Suddenly there was a power failure and the screen went blank
2 [+expression etc] vacío; vago
a blank look una mirada vacía or vaga; a look of blank amazement una mirada de profundo asombro; when I asked him he looked blank cuando se lo pregunté se quedó mirando con una expresión vaga; my mind went blank se me quedó la mente en blanco
3 (unrelieved)
in a state of blank despair en un estado de desesperación total
noun
1 (void) vacío (m); (in form) espacio (m) en blanco
my mind was a complete blank no pude recordar nada
to draw a blank no llegar a ninguna parte
2 (Mil) cartucho (m) de fogueo
to fire blanks usar municiones de fogueo
transitive verb
(Britain) (snub) dar de lado a
The receptionist blanked me. I guess I wasn't dressed for the occasion He remembers at one dinner party being systematically blanked by her the entire evening and still thinking she was the sexiest woman he had ever met
modifier
blank cartridge (n) cartucho (m) de fogueo
blank cheque blank check (US) (n) cheque (m) en blanco
to give sb a blank cheque dar a algn un cheque en blanco; dar carta blanca a algn;to para;
blank verse (n) verso (m) blanco or suelto
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