blur

blur
blur1 [blə: US blə:r] n [C usually singular]
1.) a shape that you cannot see clearly
blur of
I just saw the blur of the car as it passed in front of me.
The island was a faint blur through misty rain.
2.) something that you cannot remember clearly
The days before the accident were a blur.
blur 2
blur2 past tense and past participle blurred present participle blurring
v [I and T]
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from blear; BLEARY]
1.) to become difficult to see or to make something difficult to see, because the edges are not clear
The street lights were blurred by the fog.
Many of the details in the picture are blurred.
2.) to be unable to see clearly
Tears blurred her eyes .
His vision was blurred .
3.) to make the difference between two ideas, subjects etc less clear
His films blur the boundaries between fact and fiction.
The design of the conservatory is meant to blur the distinction between the house and the garden.
>blurry adj
a few blurry photos of their holiday together
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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