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1blind/ˈblaɪnd/adjective
blinderblindest
1blind
/ˈblaɪnd/
adjective
blinderblindest
Learner's definition of BLIND  
: unable to see
— see also color-blind
: unable to notice or judge something— usually + to
usually disapproving : accepting the actions or decisions of someone or something without any questions or criticism
   b — used to describe strong emotions that make someone unable to think clearly or to act reasonably
: done in a way that prevents participants, judges, etc., from seeing or knowing certain things that might influence them
— see also blind datedouble-blind
: difficult for a driver to see
— see also blind spot

(as) blind as a bat

informal
: unable to see well at all: having very poor vision

love is blind

— see 1love

not a blind bit

British, informal
: not even a very small amount: not the slightest bit

the blind

: blind people: people who are not able to see
◊ The expression the blind leading the blind is used informally to describe a situation in which someone who is not sure about how to do something is helping another person who also is not sure about how to do it.

turn a blind eye

: to ignore a problem instead of dealing with it— often + to

— blindness

noun,[noncount]
2blind/ˈblaɪnd/verb
blindsblindedblinding
2blind
/ˈblaɪnd/
verb
blindsblindedblinding
Learner's definition of BLIND  
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to be unable to see: to make (someone) blind
: to cause (someone) to be unable to see for a short time
: to cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or to act reasonably— often + to
3blind/ˈblaɪnd/noun
pluralblinds
3blind
/ˈblaɪnd/
noun
pluralblinds
Learner's definition of BLIND  
[count] : something that is used to cover a window from the inside of a room
especially : a roll of cloth or plastic that is hung at the top of a window and pulled down over the window— usually plural
— see picture at windowsee also venetian blind
[count]US : a place where hunters hide from animals while they are hunting
— called also "chiefly British"hide
[singular] : something that is used to trick people or to prevent people from noticing a particular thing

draw the blinds on

— see 1draw
4blind/ˈblaɪnd/adverb
4blind
/ˈblaɪnd/
adverb
Learner's definition of BLIND  
: without seeing outside of an airplane: using only a plane's instruments
informal : to the degree that you are unable to think clearly or to act reasonably

rob someone blind

— see rob
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