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

     

    dazzle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdæzl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzl//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dazzle
    BrE BrE//ˈdæzl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzl//
     
    he / she / it dazzles
    BrE BrE//ˈdæzlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzlz//
     
    past simple dazzled
    BrE BrE//ˈdæzld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzld//
     
    past participle dazzled
    BrE BrE//ˈdæzld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzld//
     
    -ing form dazzling
    BrE BrE//ˈdæzlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] dazzle (somebody) if a strong light dazzles you, it is so bright that you cannot see for a short time synonym blind He was momentarily dazzled by the strong sunlight.
  2. 2[transitive] dazzle somebody to impress somebody a lot with your beauty, skill, etc. He was dazzled by the warmth of her smile. She knows a lot of famous people and tried to dazzle me with their names.
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘be dazzled’): frequentative of the verb daze.
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