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blur



Pronunciation: (blûr), [key]
v., blurred, blur•ring,
n.


v.t.
1. to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance: The windows were blurred with soot.
2. to obscure by making confused in form or outline; make indistinct: The fog blurred the outline of the car.
3. to dim the perception or susceptibility of; make dull or insensible: The blow on the head blurred his senses.

v.i.
1. to become indistinct: Everything blurred as she ran.
2. to make blurs.

n.
1. a smudge or smear that obscures: a blur of smoke.
2. a blurred condition; indistinctness: They could see nothing in the foggy blur.
3. something seen indistinctly: The ship appeared as a blur against the horizon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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