Synonyms of black something out
black something out
▷ See black
1 darkenDictionary • The whole city is blacked out at night.
darken • A storm darkened the sky.
cover • the black patch which covered his left eye
shade • a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
conceal • The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
obscure • the jargon that frequently obscures legal documents
eclipse • The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
dim • The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
blacken • The smoke blackened the sky like the apocalypse.
obfuscate (formal) • They are deliberately obfuscating the issue.
2 suppressDictionary • Some activists started blacking out English-language road signs.
suppress • At no time did they try to persuade me to suppress the information.
conceal • Robert could not conceal his relief.
censor • Most TV companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
whitewash • The administration is whitewashing the regime's actions.
expurgate • The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
bowdlerize • She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
• The smoke blackened the sky like the apocalypse.
bowdlerizeTo bowdlerize a book or film means to take parts of it out before publishing it or showing it.
• She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
censorIf someone in authority censors a book, play, or film, they officially examine it and cut out any parts that are considered to be immoral or inappropriate.
• Most TV companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
Thesaurus for black something out from the Collins English Thesaurus