blind1 W3S2 [blaınd] adj
1¦(unable to see)¦
2 be blind to something
3 turn a blind eye (to something)
4 not take/pay a blind bit of notice
5 not make a blind bit of difference
8 the blind leading the blind
10 blind drunk
[: Old English;]
a) unable to see
→↑colour-blind, visually impaired ↑visually impaired, handicapped ↑handicapped
a school for blind children
the needs of blind and partially-sighted people
totally/completely/almost/partially blind
She's almost blind in her right eye.
He was slowly going blind (=becoming blind) .
Beverley was born blind and deaf.
b) the blind [plural]
people who are unable to see
talking books for the blind
c) as blind as a bat
unable to see well - used humorously
I'm as blind as a bat without my glasses.
d) blind with tears/rage/pain etc
unable to see because of tears, pain, or a strong emotion
She screamed at him, her eyes blind with tears.
2.) be blind to sth
to completely fail to notice or realize something
International companies are all too often blind to local needs.
He was totally blind to the faults of his children.
3.) turn a blind eye (to sth)
to deliberately ignore something that you know should not be happening
Teachers were turning a blind eye to smoking in school.
4.) not take/pay a blind bit of notice
BrE informal to completely ignore what someone does or says, especially in a way that is annoying
He never pays a blind bit of notice to what his staff tell him.
5.) not make a blind bit of difference
BrE informal used to emphasize that whatever someone says or does will not change the situation at all
Try and talk to her if you want. But I don't think it'll make a blind bit of difference.
6.) ¦(FEELINGS)¦
a) blind faith/prejudice/obedience etc
strong feelings that someone has without thinking about why they have them - used to show disapproval
Blind faith sent thousands of people to a pointless war.
a story about blind loyalty
b) blind panic/rage
strong feelings of fear or anger that you cannot control
In a moment of blind panic she had pulled the trigger and shot the man dead.
Blind rage took hold of him.
7.) ¦(ROAD)¦
blind bend/corner
a corner in a road that you cannot see beyond when you are driving
8.) the blind leading the blind
used to say that people who do not know much about what they are doing are guiding or advising others who know nothing at all
9.) ¦(AIRCRAFT)¦
blind flying is when you use only instruments to fly an aircraft because you cannot see through cloud, mist etc
10.) blind drunk
BrE informal extremely drunk
>blindness n [U]
rob sb blind atrob, swear blind atswear
blind 2
blind2 v [T]
1.) to make it difficult for someone to see for a short time
For a moment I was blinded by the glare of headlights coming towards me.
The dust choked and blinded him.
Blinded by tears, I walked towards the door.
2.) to make someone lose their good sense or judgment and be unable to see the truth about something
He should have known better. But he was blinded by his own self-centredness.
blind sb to sth
Children's bad behaviour should not blind us to their need for love.
His single-minded determination to win the war is blinding him to other dangers.
3.) to permanently destroy someone's ability to see
He had been blinded in an explosion.
4.) blind sb with science
to confuse or trick someone by using complicated language
effing and blinding ateff
blind 3
blind3 n
1.) also (window) shade AmE
a covering, especially one made of cloth, that can be rolled up and down to cover a window inside a building
The blinds were drawn (=pulled down) to protect the new furniture from the sun.
open/pull down/draw the blinds
2.) AmE a small shelter where you can watch birds or animals without being seen by them
British Equivalent: hide
3.) [singular]
a trick or excuse to stop someone from discovering the truth

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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