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blur

1blur

noun \ˈblər\

: something that you cannot see clearly

: something that is difficult to remember

Full Definition of BLUR

1
:  a smear or stain that obscures
2
:  something vaguely or indistinctly perceived; especially :  something moving or occurring too quickly to be clearly seen

Origin of BLUR

perhaps akin to Middle English bleren to blear
First Known Use: 1519

2blur

verb

: to make (something) unclear or difficult to see or remember

: to become unclear or difficult to see or remember

blurredblur·ring

Full Definition of BLUR

transitive verb
1
:  to obscure or blemish by smearing
2
:  sully
3
:  to make dim, indistinct, or vague in outline or character
4
:  to make cloudy or confused
intransitive verb
1
:  to make blurs
2
:  to become vague or indistinct
blur·ring·ly \ˈblər-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BLUR

  1. The tears in my eyes blurred the words on the page.
  2. His novel is based on historical occurrences but it blurs the line between fact and fiction.
  3. The two events have blurred together in my mind.

First Known Use of BLUR

1520

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