- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German blind.Idioms 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.
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//