- 1(Of light) very bright and likely to dazzle or cause temporary blindness: the sunlight outside was blinding • figurative a blinding flash of inspirationMore example sentences
- There was a blinding flash of white light as the blade struck home.
- Photographers following Diana and Dodi claimed they saw a blinding flash of light as Diana's car entered the underpass where it went out of control.
- The cold darkness was suddenly lit brightly by a blinding flash of light.
- 1.1Temporarily obstructing the vision: blinding rainMore example sentences
- Conditions on Australia's east coast were vastly improved yesterday from the blinding rain that greeted the 57 starters a day earlier.
- Folks elsewhere are dealing with snow, blinding rain, even flooding.
- A swirling wind and blinding rain destroyed the quality of play.
- 1.2(Especially of pain) very intense: I’ve got a blinding headacheMore example sentences
- A swollen jaw and blinding pain made worse by gentle breezes on the cheek indicate a trip to the dentist is necessary.
- And with that said her hands began to move, carefully applying pressure at particular points to help ease the blinding pain.
- A blinding pain burns in my left shoulder, and I yell in pain.
- 2British • informal (Of an action) remarkably skilful and exciting: he denied Norwich victory with two blinding savesMore example sentences
- A first-half spectator, he made three blinding saves in the second-half that kept his side in the contest as Addingham struggled to raise their game and cohesion.
- Henderson earned his corn with a blinding save from Terriers dangerman Chris Brandon as City clung precariously to their lead.
- A good save from Wilkshire was the appetiser for a blinding effort to deny League One's top scorer Leroy Lita from adding to his six-goal tally.
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- 1The process of covering a newly made road with grit to fill cracks.More example sentences
- Formation appears to have deteriorated after rain and was not properly cleared out after blinding.
- Blinding with 3mm to dust local stone may be necessary to produce a surface suitable for horses and ordinary cycles.
- The latest technical development of Kirchner is the paver-integrated Gritter, which places the chipping for blinding of the road directly behind the paving screed in one process and improves the quality of the road significantly.
- 1.2A thin bed of concrete laid down over an area before the main mass of concrete is put in place.More example sentences
- The gravel blinding further helps to blend the revetment into its surroundings.
- If a reduced fines sub-base layer is specified, this must be covered with either a geotextile filter membrane and/or a suitable clean gravel blinding layer, to avoid fine particles entering the sub-base layer.
- The invert of the 4100 Level was graded with a gravel blinding layer (Roktek).
- [as submodifier]: the reason was blindingly obviousMore example sentences
- The reason is blindingly obvious, yet profoundly significant.
- Record collectors are all awful with money, for the blindingly obvious reason that they spend it all on records.
- Ideally, of course, there would be a blindingly obvious reason for this state of affairs.
More definitions of blindingDefinition of blinding in:
- The US English dictionary