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unfocus

Line breaks: un|focus
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfəʊkəs
 
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Definition of unfocus in English:

verb

(unfocuses, unfocusing, unfocused or unfocusses, unfocussing, unfocussed)
1Make or become blurred or unable to see clearly: [with object]: I found it helpful to slightly unfocus my eyes [no object]: my vision unfocused and I held on to the table for fear of falling off my chair
More example sentences
  • I stared at the album until my eyes unfocused the way Coltrane's saxophone does on the cover.
  • Evander unfocused his eyes from the street below and after a few blurry seconds, refocused them to catch his own reflection in the window pane.
  • Lauren frowns slightly, gaze unfocusing a little, apparently in thought.
2 [with object] Cause to lose concentration or attention: it might unfocus the jury and distract it
More example sentences
  • Multiplicity of input can have the effect of unfocusing the project or directing it along an undesirable tangent.
  • If he could unfocus, even by a small degree, their assessment of his potential, one day it might serve him.
  • I wondered if the whole tale was a Cambridge lie, designed to unsettle and unfocus us.

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