blur definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce indistinct and hazy in overview or appearance; obscure.
    • To smear or stain; smudge.
    • to minimize the perception of; dim: "For street kiddies . . . drugs provide chance to blur their particular hopeless impoverishment” ( Alma Guillermoprieto).
    • To make obscure by making the proper execution or outline of puzzled and unsure, as by soiling; to smear; to make indistinct and perplexed.
    • resulting in imperfection of eyesight in; to dim; to darken.
    • To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become indistinct.
    • to help make smudges or spots by smearing.
  • noun:
    • a-smear or blot; a smudge.
    • a thing that is hazy and indistinct into sight or brain.
    • a-smear, smudge or blot
    • something which appears hazy or indistinct
    • A moral stain or blot.
    • whatever obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.
    • A dim, confused look; indistinctness of sight.
    • A moral stain or blot.
    • A smudge or smear, particularly that made by cleaning writing or artwork before it is dry; a blot which partially defaces or obscures.
    • Figuratively, a blot, stain, or injury impacting character, reputation, and stuff like that.
    • A blurred problem; a dim, confused appearance; indistinctness.
    • a hazy or indistinct representation
  • verb:
    • which will make indistinct or hazy, to confuse or dim.
    • To smear, stain or smudge.
    • In order to become indistinct.
    • become vague or indistinct
    • make uncertain, indistinct, or blurred
    • make dim or indistinct
    • make a smudge on; earth by smudging
    • which will make less distinct or clear
    • become glassy; drop clear sight
  • others:
    • To obscure or sully (a thing) with a thing that detracts from the fairness or beauty.
    • To sully; stain; blemish: as, to blur a person's reputation.
    • To confuse without very effacing; render indistinct; confuse and bedim, given that outlines of a figure.
    • To dim the perception or susceptibility of; make lifeless or insensible to impression: as, blurred eyesight; to blur the view.
    • To make blurs written down.

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