blur

blur
1 noun (singular)
1 (C) a shape that you cannot see clearly: Everything's a blur without my glasses. | the blur of headlights in the distance
2 an unclear memory of something: The events of that day gradually became a blur in her mind.
2 verb
1 (I, T) to become difficult to see or make something difficult to see, because the edges are not clear: The ships on the horizon seemed to blur before my eyes.
2 (I, T) to make the difference between two ideas, subjects etc less clear: The differences between the two political parties have slowly blurred.
-see also: blurred - blurry adjective: a few blurry photos of their holiday together

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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