blanch blanch  /b ˈlæntʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cook (vegetables) briefly
  2. (v) turn pale, as if in fear

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Today, at respectable dinner tables, words are casually uttered that would make Victorians blush, blanch or burst.
  2. Then on guinea pigs, rabbits and monkeys they demonstrated that the extract neutralized diphtheria toxin and infantile paralysis virus, and caused scarlet fever rashes to blanch.
  3. Statesman, sportsman, raconteur, eccentric gourmet, General Idi Amin Dada made a lot of people blanch in his eight years as Uganda's dictator.

News

  1. AP Sportlight

    1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the youngest woman to win the women's singles championship at Wimbledon, defeating Blanch Bingley 6-2, 6-0.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

  2. LATEST NEWS

    1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the youngest woman to win the women's singles championship at Wimbledon, defeating Blanch Bingley 6-2, 6-0. 1933 — The first major league All-Star game is played at Comiskey Park, Chicago.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

Quotes

  1. "Blanch was doing his job sticking up for his teammate," Goertzen said. "So we'll kill those (penalties) any day of the week."
    on Oct 14, 2009 By: Steven Goertzen Source: Troy Record

  2. "You'll blanch when I tell you this," Adams says. "I'm actually working on a novel."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: John Adams Source: Washington Post

  3. "I don't want carte blanch," Bowden says. "I never wanted carte blanch. I would like a level playing field. Autonomy? No. I'd like to look at it more like give me what those guys are operating with. That's level. If I'm expected to have those...
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Bobby Bowden Source: The State

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