From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblindblind1 /blaɪnd/ ●●● S2 W3 adjective 1 unable to see a) MIunable to seecolour-blind, visually impaired, handicapped a school for blind children the needs of blind peopletotally/completely/almost/partially blind She’s almost blind in her right eye. He was slowly going blind (=becoming blind). Beverley was born blind. b) the blind [plural]MI people who are unable to see talking books for the blind c) as blind as a batSIGHT/ABILITY TO SEE 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 emotionblindly She screamed at him, her eyes blind with tears.2 be blind to something3 turn a blind eye (to something)4 not take/pay a blind bit of notice5 not make a blind bit of difference6 feelings a) blind faith/prejudice/obedience etcEMOTIONAL 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/rageEMOTIONAL 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 blind bend/corner8 the blind leading the blind9 aircraftTTA blind flying is when you use only instruments to fly an aircraft because you cannot see through cloud, mist etcblindness noun
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blinda radio programme specially for the blindShe's about my age, and blind.Blake is now over 90, and almost blind.My grandmother is almost totally blind.Without treatment, the patient will go blind.The operation left their son blind and brain-damaged.The light was blinding, and she covered her face.The first bomb exploded with a blinding flash.He told her of the disease, of its origin, of the blind foolishness that had freed it.There's a blind man who sells popcorn on the corner.But a blind person can still recognize a friend by the sound of his footsteps or even his scent.A partially blind, poor, black man with little or no book learning outside of the Bible heard a call.Krauss never takes anything on blind trust.A nearby snack shop run by an organization of blind workers has shut down.
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blindblind2 ●●○ verb [transitive] 1 SEEto 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 HIDE/NOT SHOWto 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 wants.blind somebody to something 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 MIINJUREto permanently destroy someone’s ability to see He had been blinded in an explosion.4 blind somebody with science effing and blinding at eff(1)
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blindA fat ego can blind a corporate executive to reality like a bad cataract.The crash happened after drivers were blinded by a mixture of fog and thick black smoke.Don't be blinded by emotion.Onlookers were blinded by the flash of the explosion.She adjusted the mirror to avoid being blinded by the glare.I was blinded by the truck's headlights.When a vicious tackle leaves him blinded from a spinal injury, his life takes the predictable downward trajectory.The floodlight had blinded him and he couldn't see to reload his gun.Dark cold stone loomed over him on both sides, blinding him.A riding accident left her blinded in one eye.Richards had been blinded in the war.While he was blinded, Jane grabbed his beard with both hands and tugged.Read in studio Attempts have been made to blind two horses by cutting them with Stanley knives as they were grazing.It blinded Willie and trickled down inside the collar of his mackintosh.blind somebody to somethingFear should not blind us to the necessity of fighting this disease.
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ldoce_028_fblindblind3 ●●○ noun 1 DHH (also (window) shade American English) [countable] 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 down/draw the blinds roller blind, Venetian blind2 [countable] American EnglishDSOHB a small shelter where you can watch birds or animals without being seen by them SYN hide British English3 ldoce_028.png [singular]TRICK/DECEIVE a trick or excuse to stop someone from discovering the truth
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blindThis tiny black fly is the biggest cause of blindness in Central Africa.It is far better to use cafe curtains, short, tied-back curtains, or blinds.The blinds pulled, by her domestic decree, half way down the windows discouraged all hope.blinds ... drawnIt wasn't much brighter than the corridor in there, for blinds were drawn on the two windows.Three windows had their green blinds perpetually drawn against morning sun or any damage from afternoon light.The kitchen was quite dark because the blinds were drawn.The minister said he felt disorientated, the blinds were drawn, and he lost track of time.Theodora noticed the blinds were drawn in all but the central block.For some unknown reason, the blinds were always drawn, giving it a depressing atmosphere.The blinds were drawn to darken our downstairs room where the coffin rested on the table in front of the range.The street was deserted with blinds and curtains drawn.
blindblind4 adverb blind drunk rob somebody blind at rob(3), → swear blind at swear(3)Origin blind1 Old English