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Definition of blind verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blind
    he / she / it blinds
    past simple blinded
    -ing form blinding
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  1. 1blind somebody to permanently destroy someone's ability to see She was blinded in the explosion. The attackers blinded him with acid.
  2. 2blind somebody/something to make it difficult for someone to see for a short time When she went outside she was temporarily blinded by the sun. His eyes were blinded by tears.
  3. 3blind somebody (to something) to make someone no longer able to think clearly or behave in a sensible way His sense of loyalty blinded him to the truth.
  4. Idioms
    blind somebody with science
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    to confuse someone by using technical or complicated language that they do not understand
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: blind