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blind

adjective uk   us   /blaɪnd/

blind adjective (SIGHT)

B1 unable to see: She's been blind since birth. He started to go (= become) blind in his sixties.
More examples
  • Can you imagine how it feels to be blind?
  • Stevie Wonder was born blind.
  • Her father's going blind.
  • Labradors are used as guide-dogs for blind people.
  • Look, the cups are right in front of you. Are you blind?

blind adjective (EXTREME)

used to describe an extreme feeling that happens without thought or reason: blind anger/faith/prejudice He was blind with fury (= so angry that he could not behave reasonably).

blind adjective (NOT CONSCIOUS)

be blind to sth C2 to not be conscious of something or to refuse to notice something that is obvious to others: She seems blind to his faults.

blind adjective (CORNER, etc.)

that a driver cannot see or cannot see around: The accident happened on a blind bend.
blindness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈblaɪnd.nəs/

blind

verb [T] uk   us   /blaɪnd/

blind verb [T] (DAMAGE SIGHT)

to make someone unable to see, permanently or for a short time: She was blinded in an accident at an early age. Turning the corner the sun blinded me, so I didn't see the other car.

blind verb [T] (CAUSE TO IGNORE)

to make someone unable to notice or understand something: We mustn't let our prejudices blind us to the facts of the situation.

blind

noun uk   us   /blaɪnd/

blind noun (WINDOW)

[C] (US also shade) a cover for a window made of a single piece or strips of cloth, paper, or plastic that is pulled up or down by a string: a Venetian blind

blind noun (SIGHT)

the blind C1 [plural] people who are unable to see: She trains dogs for the blind.

blind noun (FOR WATCHING BIRDS/ANIMALS)

[C] US (UK hide) a place where people can watch wild animals or birds without being noticed by them
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