1 /blaInd/ adjective
a) unable to see: He was nearly blind in one eye. | go blind (=become blind): In later stages of the disease, sufferers often go blind.
b) the blind (plural) people who are unable to see: talking books for the blind
c) as blind as a bat humorous not able to see well: I'm as blind as a bat without my glasses.
a) be blind to to completely fail to notice or realize something: They seemed to be blind to the consequences of their decision.
b) turn a blind eye (to) to deliberately ignore something that you know should not be happening: The boss sometimes turns a blind eye to smoking in the office.
c) not take a blind bit of notice especially spoken to completely ignore what someone else is doing, especially in a way that is annoying
3 not make a blind bit of difference BrE informal used to emphasize that whatever someone says or does will not change the situation at all
a) blind faith/loyalty/hate etc strong feelings that you have without thinking about why you have them: an unreasoning, blind hatred
b) blind panic/rage strong feelings that are out of your control: In a moment of blind panic she had pulled the trigger and shot the man dead.
5 blind corner/bend/curve a corner on a road that you cannot see beyond when you are driving
6 the blind leading the blind often humorous used to say that people who do not know much about what they are doing are guiding or advising others who know nothing at all
7 AIRCRAFT blind flying/landing using only instruments to fly an aircraft because you cannot see through cloud, mist etc
8 blind drunk BrE informal extremely drunk
9 swear blind to say very firmly that something is definitely true: Phil swears blind it wasn't him.
-see also: blindly - blindness noun (U) 2 verb (T)
1 to permanently destroy someone's ability to see: He had been blinded in the war.
2 to make it difficult for someone to see for a short time: Opening the door, I was immediately blinded by the glare.
3 to make someone lose their good sense or judgement and be unable to see the truth about something: blinded by emotion | blind sb to: He had tremendous charm, which blinded us to his dishonesty.
4 blind sb with science to confuse or trick someone by using complicated language
-see also: effing and blinding eff (1) 3 noun (C)
1 a covering that can be pulled down over a window; window shade
-see also: roller blind, window shade AmE Venetian blind, shade 1 (2b)
2 a trick or excuse to stop someone from discovering the truth: Her accent was a blind - she isn't really an American.
3 AmE a small shelter where you can watch birds or animals without being seen by them; hide 2 (1): BrE

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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