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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from blear; BLEARY

blur

2 verb
     
blur2 past tense and past participle blurred, present participle blurring [intransitive and transitive]
1 to 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.
2 to be unable to see clearly:
Tears blurred her eyes.
His vision was blurred.
3 to 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

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