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blind

verb
 
 
/blaɪnd/
[T] to make someone blind, either permanently or for a short time: [often passive] I was blinded by the car headlights.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
blind sb to sth to make someone unable to understand the truth about someone or something: Love blinded her to all his faults.Understanding and comprehending
Translations of “blind”
in Korean 앞이 안보이게 만들다…
in Arabic يُعمي…
in Portuguese cegar…
in Catalan encegar, deixar cec…
in Japanese ~を失明させる, ~の目をくらませる…
in Italian accecare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失明, 使變瞎, 使失明…
in Russian ослеплять…
in Turkish gözünü kapatmak, bağlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失明, 使变瞎, 使失明…
in Polish oślepiać…
(Definition of blind verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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