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blur

 (blûr)
v. blurred, blur·ring, blurs
v.tr.
1. To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance; obscure: The haze blurred the skyline.
2. To make dim, unclear, or cloudy: The smoke blurred my vision.
3. To cause to be intellectually indistinguishable: New thinking has blurred the divisions between disciplines.
v.intr.
1. To become visually indistinct: The faces blurred in the crowd.
2. To be unclear or clouded: His vision blurred as the drug took effect.
3. To become intellectually indistinguishable: TV commercials and shows seem to blur into one another.
n.
Something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind.

[Probably akin to Middle English bleren, to blear.]

blur′ri·ness n.
blur′ry adj.

blur

(blɜː)
vb, blurs, blurring or blurred
1. to make or become vague or less distinct: heat haze blurs the hills; education blurs class distinctions.
2. to smear or smudge
3. (tr) to make (the judgment, memory, or perception) less clear; dim
n
4. something vague, hazy, or indistinct
5. a smear or smudge
[C16: perhaps variant of blear]
ˈblurred adj
blurredly adv
ˈblurredness n
ˈblurriness n
ˈblurry adj

blur

(blɜr)

v. blurred, blur•ring,
n. v.t.
1. to obscure or make indistinct, as by smearing or staining: The fog blurred the outline of the car.
2. to obscure or sully by smearing or applying a smeary substance.
3. to dull the perception or susceptibility of: vision blurred by tears.
v.i.
4. to become indistinct.
5. to make blurs.
n.
6. a smudge or smear that obscures: a blur of smoke.
7. a blurred condition; indistinctness.
8. something seen or remembered indistinctly.
[1540–50; akin to blear]
blur′red•ly, adv.
blur′red•ness, n.

blur


Past participle: blurred
Gerund: blurring

Imperative
blur
blur
Present
I blur
you blur
he/she/it blurs
we blur
you blur
they blur
Preterite
I blurred
you blurred
he/she/it blurred
we blurred
you blurred
they blurred
Present Continuous
I am blurring
you are blurring
he/she/it is blurring
we are blurring
you are blurring
they are blurring
Present Perfect
I have blurred
you have blurred
he/she/it has blurred
we have blurred
you have blurred
they have blurred
Past Continuous
I was blurring
you were blurring
he/she/it was blurring
we were blurring
you were blurring
they were blurring
Past Perfect
I had blurred
you had blurred
he/she/it had blurred
we had blurred
you had blurred
they had blurred
Future
I will blur
you will blur
he/she/it will blur
we will blur
you will blur
they will blur
Future Perfect
I will have blurred
you will have blurred
he/she/it will have blurred
we will have blurred
you will have blurred
they will have blurred
Future Continuous
I will be blurring
you will be blurring
he/she/it will be blurring
we will be blurring
you will be blurring
they will be blurring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blurring
you have been blurring
he/she/it has been blurring
we have been blurring
you have been blurring
they have been blurring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blurring
you will have been blurring
he/she/it will have been blurring
we will have been blurring
you will have been blurring
they will have been blurring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blurring
you had been blurring
he/she/it had been blurring
we had been blurring
you had been blurring
they had been blurring
Conditional
I would blur
you would blur
he/she/it would blur
we would blur
you would blur
they would blur
Past Conditional
I would have blurred
you would have blurred
he/she/it would have blurred
we would have blurred
you would have blurred
they would have blurred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blur - a hazy or indistinct representationblur - a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
Verb1.blur - become glassy; lose clear vision; "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"
2.blur - to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills"
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"
focus - cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"
3.blur - make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
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"
confuse, confound - mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
muddy - cause to become muddy; "These data would have muddied the prediction"
4.blur - make a smudge on; soil by smudging
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
resmudge - smudge again
dust - rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape; "The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"
5.blur - make dim or indistinctblur - 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"
focalise, focalize, sharpen, focus - put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
6.blur - become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
efface, obliterate - remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
focalise, focalize, focus - become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"

blur

verb
1. become indistinct, soften, become vague, become hazy, become fuzzy If you move your eyes and your head, the picture will blur.
2. obscure, make indistinct, mask, soften, muddy, obfuscate, make vague, befog, make hazy Scientists are trying to blur the distinction between these questions.

blur

verb
Translations
شيئٌ مُغَشّى واضِحٍيَغْشى، يُشَوِّش الرؤيَه
rozmazatrozostřitzastřítrozmazaný obraz
sløre
empañarhacer borrosoimagen borrosa/imprecisa
hämärtäähämärtyäsumentaasumentuatahra
gera óskÿrt, blindamóîa, móîusÿn
miglotas vaizdaspadaryti neaiškų
aizmiglotneskaidrs apveids
rozmazaný obrazzastrieť
bulan makbulanıklaş makbulanıklık

blur

[blɜːʳ]
A. N (= shape) → contorno m borroso
everything is a blur when I take off my glassestodo se vuelve borroso cuando me quito los lentes
the memory is just a blures un recuerdo muy vago
my mind was a blurtodo se volvió borroso en mi mente
B. VT
1. (= obscure) [+ writing] → borrar, hacer borroso; [+ outline] → desdibujar; [+ sight] → oscurecer, empañar
my eyes were blurred with tearslas lágrimas me enturbiaban la vista
2. (fig) [+ memory] → enturbiar; [+ judgment] → ofuscar
C. VI (= be obscured) → desdibujarse, volverse borroso
her eyes blurred with tearslas lágrimas le enturbiaban la vista

blur

[ˈblɜːr]
nimage f floue
vt
[+ image, picture] → brouiller, rendre flou(e); [+ vision] → troubler
to blur the distinction between → estomper la distinction entre, estomper la différence entre
vi [image] → se troubler

blur

nverschwommener Fleck; the blur of their facesihre verschwommenen Gesichter; the trees became a blurman konnte die Bäume nur noch verschwommen erkennen; a blur of colours (Brit) or colors (US) → ein buntes Durcheinander von Farben
vt
inscriptionverwischen; writing alsoverschmieren; viewverschleiern; outline, photographunscharf or verschwommen machen; soundverzerren; to have blurred visionnur noch verschwommen sehen; to be/become blurredundeutlich sein/werden; (image etc also)verschwommen sein/verschwimmen; her eyes were blurred with tearsihre Augen schwammen in Tränen; the tape is blurred herean dieser Stelle ist die Aufnahme verzerrt
(fig) senses, mind, judgementtrüben; memory also, meaningverwischen; intentionin den Hintergrund drängen
vi (vision, image)verschwommen werden, verschwimmen

blur

[blɜːʳ]
1. n (shape) → massa indistinta or confusa
my mind was a blur → avevo la mente annebbiata
2. vt (writing) → rendere (quasi) illeggibile; (outline, sight, memory, judgment) → offuscare
3. vi (see vt) → diventare (quasi) illeggibile, offuscarsi
her eyes blurred with tears → gli occhi le si velarono di lacrime

blur

(bləː) noun
something not clearly seen. Everything is just a blur when I take my spectacles off.
verbpast tense, past participle blurred
to make or become unclear. The rain blurred my vision.

blur

vt. empañar, nublar los ojos.

blur

vi (pret & pp blurred; ger blurring) (one’s vision) nublarse, empañarse
References in classic literature ?
Amid the blur of green, and dimly, she saw familiar faces and heard voices as if they came from far across the fields, and Edmond was holding her.
Speaking had been going on all the time, and the audience was clapping its hands and shouting, thrilling with excitement; and little by little the sounds were beginning to blur in Jurgis's ears, and his thoughts were beginning to run together, and his head to wobble and nod.
We stood there awhile, in the thick darkness and stillness, looking toward the red blur in the distance, and trying to make out the meaning of a far-away murmur that rose and fell fitfully on the night.
I could see the dim blur of the windows, but in my turned-around condition they were exactly where they ought not to be, and so they only confused me instead of helping me.
Louis at four in the afternoon, and she stood on the lower guard abaft the paddle box and watched Tom through a blur of tears until he melted into the throng of people and disappeared; then she looked no more, but sat there on a coil of cable crying till far into the night.
He so worked upon his feelings with the pathos of these dreams, that he had to keep swallowing, he was so like to choke; and his eyes swam in a blur of water, which overflowed when he winked, and ran down and trickled from the end of his nose.
The turnpike lamp was a blur, quite out of the lamp's usual place apparently, and its rays looked solid substance on the fog.
The other, a mere blur of light upon the darkness, indicated the position of the anchored ship.
He felt sorry for them at such times, and again as he thought of them amid luxuries and comforts of their English homes, happy with their fathers and mothers, a most uncomfortable lump would arise into the boy's throat, and he would see a vision of his mother's face through a blur of mist that came unbidden to his eyes.
Very far to the west an elongated blur of red, low down, shows us the North Banks Mark Boat.
One could see the bride's litter, a blur of red and tinsel, staggering through the haze, while the bridegroom's bewreathed pony turned aside to snatch a mouthful from a passing fodder-cart.
Rose always liked to remember that winter, with its peace that quenched her thirsty heart and helped to blur the recollection of old unkindnesses long since forgiven, but still too vividly recalled.