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blear

 (blîr)
tr.v. bleared, blear·ing, blears
1. To blur or redden (the eyes).
2. To blur; dim.
adj.
Bleary.

[Middle English bleren.]

blear

(blɪə)
vb
(tr) to make (eyes or sight) dim with or as if with tears; blur
adj
a less common word for bleary
[C13: blere to make dim; related to Middle High German blerre blurred vision]

blear

(blɪər)
v.t.
1. to make dim, as with tears or inflammation.
adj.
2. (of the eyes) dim from tears.
3. dim; indistinct.
n.
4. a blur; cloudiness; dimness.
[1250–1300; Middle English bleri, blere, of obscure orig.]
blear′ed•ness, n.

blear


Past participle: bleared
Gerund: blearing

Imperative
blear
blear
Present
I blear
you blear
he/she/it blears
we blear
you blear
they blear
Preterite
I bleared
you bleared
he/she/it bleared
we bleared
you bleared
they bleared
Present Continuous
I am blearing
you are blearing
he/she/it is blearing
we are blearing
you are blearing
they are blearing
Present Perfect
I have bleared
you have bleared
he/she/it has bleared
we have bleared
you have bleared
they have bleared
Past Continuous
I was blearing
you were blearing
he/she/it was blearing
we were blearing
you were blearing
they were blearing
Past Perfect
I had bleared
you had bleared
he/she/it had bleared
we had bleared
you had bleared
they had bleared
Future
I will blear
you will blear
he/she/it will blear
we will blear
you will blear
they will blear
Future Perfect
I will have bleared
you will have bleared
he/she/it will have bleared
we will have bleared
you will have bleared
they will have bleared
Future Continuous
I will be blearing
you will be blearing
he/she/it will be blearing
we will be blearing
you will be blearing
they will be blearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blearing
you have been blearing
he/she/it has been blearing
we have been blearing
you have been blearing
they have been blearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blearing
you will have been blearing
he/she/it will have been blearing
we will have been blearing
you will have been blearing
they will have been blearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blearing
you had been blearing
he/she/it had been blearing
we had been blearing
you had been blearing
they had been blearing
Conditional
I would blear
you would blear
he/she/it would blear
we would blear
you would blear
they would blear
Past Conditional
I would have bleared
you would have bleared
he/she/it would have bleared
we would have bleared
you would have bleared
they would have bleared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blear - make dim or indistinctblear - make dim or indistinct; "The fog blurs my vision"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.blear - tired to the point of exhaustionblear - tired to the point of exhaustion  
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

blear

verbadjective
Not clearly perceived or perceptible:
References in classic literature ?
I am very glad to see you, Captain Dobbin, sir," says he, after a skulking look or two at his visitor (whose lanky figure and military appearance caused some excitement likewise to twinkle in the blear eyes of the waiter in the cracked dancing pumps, and awakened the old lady in black, who dozed among the mouldy old coffee-cups in the bar).
I will begin by disguising you so that no human being shall know you; I will cover your body with wrinkles; you shall lose all your yellow hair; I will clothe you in a garment that shall fill all who see it with loathing; I will blear your fine eyes for you, and make you an unseemly object in the sight of the suitors, of your wife, and of the son whom you left behind you.
No, faith; and between a woman's 'yes' and 'no' I wouldn't venture to put the point of a pin, for there would not be room for it; if you tell me Quiteria loves Basilio heart and soul, then I'll give him a bag of good luck; for love, I have heard say, looks through spectacles that make copper seem gold, poverty wealth, and blear eyes pearls.
FORMER Cabinet Minister Hazel Blears last night said she will stand down as an MP at the general election.
Blears had clearly forgotten that it is August and that schools were closed for the summer holidays.
Summary: Former Cabinet minister Hazel Blears has said that an illegal immigrant had been working as a volunteer on her election campaign.
FORMER Cabinet minister Hazel Blears is helping to reopen a derelict pub.
especially if your name is Hazel Blears and you upset a lot of people when you had a very high profile (Panorama: Can You Forgive Your MP?
Roger Blears, the head of corporate finance at Martineau and former senior partner, is setting up a specialist consultancy advising on investment funds and technology companies.
According to The Independent, the windscreen of the Citroen Xsara Picasso was smashed and all four tyres slashed while Blears knocked on doors in Weaste, Greater Manchester, police said.
A LAST-GASP bid to save the job of a Civil Servant sacked for attacking Cabinet minister Hazel Blears over her expenses claims has been made - by Hazel Blears.
HAZEL BLEARS welcomed ''sensible discussions'' with party members after she survived a deselection vote.