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Pronunciation: /blaɪnd/

Translation of blind in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 [Medicine/Medicina] ciego blind man ciego (masculine) blind woman ciega (feminine) to be blind in one eye ser* tuerto he's been blind since birth es ciego de nacimiento to go blind quedarse ciego to be blind to sth no ver* algo he remained blind to her beauty permanecía ciego a sus encantos [liter o hum] she's blind to the fact that … no ve or no quiere ver que … how could I have been so blind? ¿cómo pude haber sido tan ciego?
    Example sentences
    • Two years ago, MS patient Natasha Bagan lost her ability to walk and was almost blind after her condition rapidly deteriorated.
    • Jurors heard that Mr Ward, who suffered from a rare eye condition and had been blind since he was 15, had been celebrating his birthday.
    • I had a little Chihuahua named Carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind.
    1.2 [flying] por or con instrumentos
    Example sentences
    • The Lorenz beam system for blind landing consisted of two transmitters located on opposite sides of the airstrip runway.
    • From this point on, they'd be practically flying blind, with only the occasional glimpse of their surroundings.
    • This could be nerve-racking for the pilot while the copilot made blind takeoffs.
    1.3 [Cars/Automovilismo] [corner] de poca visibilidad
    Example sentences
    • About half-way back to Boston I slowed down even further to go round a blind bend in the road, to come upon a police car and a mobile speed camera.
    • They certainly had no problem coping with a brisk run along a narrow, twisty country road where oncoming traffic and constant blind bends required repeated firm applications.
    • A car in front of the Welshman had pulled out a series of rocks into the road on a blind corner, and Hughes ran straight over the rocks, unable to avoid them due to the narrowness of the road.
  • 2 (lacking reason, judgment) [faith/obedience/fury] ciego he was blind with passion lo cegaba la pasión, lo enceguecía la pasión (Latin America/América Latina) blind with rage, she slapped him ciega de ira, le dio una bofetada he made a blind guess at the answer intentó adivinar la respuesta, dio una respuesta al azar a ver si acertaba
    Example sentences
    • Yet despite his liberalism, which if not exactly old-fashioned is certainly out of keeping with the spirit of the time, Mortimer is not blind to the realities of political life.
    • The classical economists are blind to this reality.
    • Look on the bright side, but don't be blind to reality.
    Example sentences
    • There's another reason why blind devotion to rules won't do.
    • All I wanted to do was to survive and really was driven by blind hope than by reason.
    • True, you could have fully murdered him, but the only reason you hurt him enough to get away was blind panic.
  • 3 (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) it isn't a blind bit of use no sirve para nada de nada [colloquial/familiar] nobody took a blind bit of notice nadie le hizo ni pizca de caso [colloquial/familiar]
  • 4 (without opening) [door/window] tapiado; [passage] ciego, sin salida; [wall] ciego, sin ventanas
    Example sentences
    • Glazed doors, provided that the panes are rectangular, can be reduced by removing one tier of panes; blind doors can be cut down at will.
    • When you first walked in and entered the small rotunda, there was a blind window that had been revealed.
    • The metal ladder was cooperative enough against rubber-soled boots, but moisture and time had warped the blind door, and there was no other way into the box.
    Example sentences
    • Bromley redefined Trypanites to include all blind, simple, unbranched borings in hard substrata with a single opening to the surface.
    • Such blind pools loose water by evaporation, or if below the water table remain as permanent bodies.
    • This blind-ended, complex structure is embryologically distinct from the body of the left atrium and is sometimes regarded as just a minor extension of the atrium.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (permanently) dejar ciego he was blinded in an accident perdió la vista or se quedó ciego en un accidente 1.2 [ambition/passion] cegar*, enceguecer* (Latin America/América Latina) ; [light/wealth] deslumbrar, encandilar he was blinded by her beauty su belleza lo deslumbró or encandiló 1.3to blind sb to sth impedirle* ver algo a algn love blinded her to his faults el amor le impedía ver sus defectos


  • 3 (blind people) (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) the blind los ciegos, los invidentes [formal] a school for the blind una escuela para ciegos or [formal] invidentes it's a case of the blind leading the blind es a cuál de los dos sabe menos in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king en tierra de ciegos or en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es rey


  • 1.1 (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) to swear blind that … jurar y perjurar que … he swore blind that he knew nothing juró y perjuró que no sabía nada to be blind drunk estar* más borracho que una cuba [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 [Cookery/Cocina] to bake pastry blind cocer* masa en blanco or sin relleno

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