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blind

2 verb
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
blind2 [transitive]
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 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.
3MI to permanently destroy someone's ability to see:
He had been blinded in an explosion.
4

blind somebody with science

to confuse or trick someone by using complicated language

➔ effing and blinding

at eff (1)

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