Meaning of “blur” in the English Dictionary

"blur" in British English

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blurnoun [ S ]

uk /blɜːr/ us /blɝː/

something that you cannot see clearly:

If I don't wear my glasses, everything is just a blur.

something that you cannot remember or understand clearly:

It all happened so long ago that it's just a blur to me now.
The last few days seem to have gone by in a blur.

blurverb [ I or T ]

uk /blɜːr/ us /blɝː/ -rr-

to (make something or someone) become difficult to see clearly:

As she drifted into sleep, the doctor's face began to blur and fade.

to make the difference between two things less clear, or to make it difficult to see the exact truth about something:

This film blurs the line/distinction/boundary between reality and fantasy.

(Definition of “blur” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blur" in American English

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blurnoun [ U ]

us /blɜr/

something whose shape is not clear

A blur is also something that you cannot remember clearly:

It all happened so long ago that it’s just a blur to me now.
blurry
adjective us /ˈblɜr·i, ˈblʌr·i/

The exhibit consisted of blurry, blown-up, black-and-white photographs.

-rr- to become unclear, or to make something hard to see:

[ T ] These deals are blurring the distinction between local and long-distance telephone service.

-rr- If a memory has blurred or something has blurred it, it becomes hard to remember clearly:

My childhood memories are already blurring.
blurred
adjective us /blɜrd/

People who develop meningitis can get a stiff neck, blurred vision, and headaches.

(Definition of “blur” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)