Definition of blind verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    blind

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//blaɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blaɪnd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blind
    BrE BrE//blaɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blaɪnd//
     
    he / she / it blinds
    BrE BrE//blaɪndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blaɪndz//
     
    past simple blinded
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndɪd//
     
    past participle blinded
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndɪd//
     
    -ing form blinding
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1blind somebody to permanently destroy somebody’s ability to see She was blinded in the explosion. The attackers blinded him with acid. The strong light almost blinded him.
  2. 2blind somebody/something to make it difficult for somebody 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 somebody no longer able to think clearly or behave in a sensible way His sense of loyalty blinded him to the truth.
  4. Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German blind.Idioms
    blind somebody with science
     
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    to confuse somebody by using technical or complicated language that they do not understand
    (British English, informal) to use swear words There was a lot of effing and blinding going on.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blind