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blear

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verb \ˈblir\

Definition of blear

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make (the eyes) sore or watery

  3. 2 :  dim, blur



Examples of blear

  1. <her image was bleared, as if I were staring at it through a watery lens>



Origin of blear

Middle English bleren, probably from Old English *blerian; akin to Low German bleer-oged bleary-eyed


First Known Use: 14th century


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blear

adjective

Definition of blear

  1. 1 :  dim with water or tears

  2. 2 :  obscure to the view or imagination



Examples of blear

  1. <I can't describe him; all I saw was a blear figure for an instant.>



14th Century

First Known Use of blear

14th century


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