blind·​fold·​ed | \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōl-dəd How to pronounce blindfolded (audio) \

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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That charge alleged Greitens took and transmitted a nonconsensual photo of the women who has testified that she was bound, blindfolded and unclothed by Greitens in the basement of his St. Louis home. Washington Post, "Missouri Gov. Greitens subpoenaed by House investigation," 25 May 2018 Figuring out how to manage polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can feel like a maddening game of throwing darts while blindfolded. Mary Claire Lagroue, SELF, "Can Diet and Exercise Actually Improve PCOS Symptoms?," 23 Apr. 2019 Five weeks after his disappearance, a video surfaced showing Tice blindfolded and being held by armed men. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Parents of missing journalist Austin Tice tell Fox News they're 'confident' he's still alive," 15 Aug. 2018 Looking at the creatures inevitably results in death (for most folks at least), so our protagonist and her friends are forced to navigate this post-apocalyptic world while blindfolded. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Netflix's "Bird Box" Sculptor Reveals a Design for the Film's Unseen Monsters," 6 Jan. 2019 One of the few survivors: Malorie (Bullock) and her two kids, known only as Boy and Girl, who embark on a harrowing journey to safety, all while blindfolded, so as not to see the ominous creatures. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Hype Over Netflix’s Bird Box, Explained," 2 Jan. 2019 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

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1579, in the meaning defined above


1654, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blindfolded

: with the eyes covered by a piece of cloth

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