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English noun: blur

1. blur (cognition) a hazy or indistinct representation


SamplesIt happened so fast it was just a blur.
He tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz.


Synonymsfuzz


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation


English verb: blur

1. blur (perception) become glassy; lose clear vision


SamplesHer eyes glazed over from lack of sleep.


Synonymsfilm over, glaze over


Pattern of useSomething ----s

2. blur (perception) to make less distinct or clear


SamplesThe haze blurs the hills.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsfocus

3. blur (cognition) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred


SamplesHer remarks confused the debate.
Their words obnubilate their intentions.


Synonymsconfuse, obnubilate, obscure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)muddy


Verb groupconfound, confuse

4. blur (contact) make a smudge on; soil by smudging


Synonymssmear, smudge, smutch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rub


Narrower (hyponym)dust, resmudge

5. blur (change) make dim or indistinct


SamplesThe fog blurs my vision.


Synonymsblear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Causeblur, dim, slur


Antonymsfocalise, focalize, sharpen, focus

6. blur (change) become vague or indistinct


SamplesThe distinction between the two theories blurred.


Synonymsdim, slur


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)weaken


Narrower (hyponym)efface, obliterate


Antonymsfocalise, focalize, focus









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