blind·​fold·​ed | \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōl-dəd \

Definition of blindfolded

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: wearing a blindfold a blindfolded prisoner



Definition of blindfolded (Entry 2 of 2)

: with the eyes covered by a blindfold was led blindfolded into the woods could do it blindfolded [=could do it very easily]

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Rouzek's militia became notorious for kidnappings and street killings, with one online video showing its masked members shooting a kneeling, blindfolded man. Maggie Michael, Fox News, "'Unite with the devil': Yemen war binds US, allies, al-Qaida," 7 Aug. 2018 But most people aren’t balancing on them while blindfolded. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Google is patenting a pair of motorized VR roller skates," 20 Nov. 2018 Photo: john sibley/Reuters Bridging that gap for a squad as inexperienced as the U.S. can be more daunting than trying to score blindfolded. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Remains Lost in the Wilderness," 16 Nov. 2018 Manila City Hall said the bronze statue of a blindfolded Filipina, unveiled in December, will be returned once drainage work is completed. Washington Post, "World Digest: April 29, 2018," 29 Apr. 2018 The festival held on 30 acres just over the Illinois border continues to expand, adding new themed weekends this year as well as more Renaissance era games (blindfolded pillow fights anyone?) and performers such as a sword swallower. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Take a day trip to the past at Bristol Renaissance Faire," 25 June 2018 Salata-Fitch added that a series of wacky bar games would be available at the Classic Q that night, including blindfolded billiards and shooting a football through a basketball hoop. Andrew Turner,, "Irrelevant Week presents full slate for Washington Redskins receiver Trey Quinn," 15 June 2018 The researchers then pulled them a random distance back and asked them to return to their original position, still virtually blindfolded. Steph Yin, New York Times, "In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?," 17 May 2018 According to villager accounts shared with Amnesty, the militants blindfolded and robbed the Hindus, marched them to a creek and executed most of them by weapons including knives and iron rods. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Rohingya Militants Massacred Civilians in Myanmar: Amnesty Report," 22 May 2018

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1579, in the meaning defined above


1654, in the meaning defined above

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