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Definition of "blur" []

  • To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance; obscure. (verb-transitive)
  • To smear or stain; smudge. (verb-transitive)
  • To lessen the perception of; dim: "For street children . . . drugs offer the chance to blur their hopeless poverty” ( Alma Guillermoprieto). (verb-transitive)
  • To become indistinct. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make smudges or stains by smearing. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blur" in a sentence
  • "Life is difficult and many of the symptoms of chronic pain blur and bleed into each other, he writes."
  • "Ajax on Jul 3, 2008 blur is one of the premiere game cinematics companies with much outstanding work, they have also done a couple of short films that could easily match if not better pixars shorts."
  • "The blur is a visible condensation cloud that often occurs close to the speed of the sound barrier as the B-2 Spirit bomber breaks the sound barrier during a flight over California."