[sheet, page] blanc (blanche)
→ a blank sheet of paper
→ a blank page
→ blank cassettes
My mind went blank., My mind was a blank. J'ai eu un trou., J'ai eu un trou de mémoire., J'ai eu un blanc.
→ I'm sorry, but my mind is a blank.
[look] sans expression, dénué (e) d'expression
→ She gave him a blank look.
→ He had a blank expression on his face.
to look blank avoir l'air déconcerté (e) , avoir l'air ahuri (e)
→ Abbot looked blank. "I don't quite follow, sir."
(=empty space) espace m vide, vide m , blanc m
Fill in the blanks. Remplissez les blancs.
→ Fill in the blanks with the relevant details.
(=cartridge) cartouche f à blanc
→ They were firing blanks.
to draw a blank * faire chou blanc → They drew a blank in their search for the driver. → Mr Letwin drew a blank when he questioned the assembled group → I did a search for borlotti beans and drew a blank.
blank cheque , (British) blank check (US)
n chèque m en blanc
to give sb a blank cheque to do sth
(=give sb complete freedom) donner carte blanche à qn pour faire qch
n vers mpl non rimés
→ their point blank refusal
→ She refused the offer point-blank.
→ I asked him point-blank why he was doing it.
[shoot] à bout portant
→ I shot him in the brain, point-blank.
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