From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblurblur1 /blɜː $ blɜːr/ ●○○ noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 1CFCLEAR/EASY TO SEEa shape that you cannot see clearlyblur of 🔊 I saw the blur of the car as it passed in front of me. 🔊 The island was a blur through misty rain.2REMEMBERsomething that you cannot remember clearly 🔊 The days before the accident were a blur.
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blur• We are not content to leave the universe in a blur.• It was a blur, his crying, just like when you go to a hospital to get stitches.• The rest of the tour goes by in a gray, drizzly blur.• He was unbelievably quick, his hands, feet blurs in the high roofwind.• Or perhaps this is just the wisdom of hindsight, a rosyblur of sentimentcast by nostalgia over the scene.• She could see nothing except a vividscarletblur, the colour of a Londonbus.• Below, in the garden, she saw the blur of white.blurblur2 ●○○ verb (blurred, blurring) [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1CLEAR/EASY TO SEEto 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.2to be unable to see clearly 🔊 Tears blurred her eyes. 🔊 His vision was blurred.3LIKE/SIMILARto 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 adjective 🔊 a few blurry photos of their holiday →blurred→ See Verb table