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blur
American English: /blər/
British English: /bləː/

Translation of blur in Spanish:

transitive verb -rr-

  • (outline/image)
    hacer borroso
    (distinction)
    hacer menos claro
    (memory)
    hacer borroso
    his eyes were blurred with tears
    las lágrimas empañaban sus ojos
    Example sentences
    • I took one look at them and ran back up to my room with tears blurring my vision.
    • She looked at the letter but could not read it for the tears blurring her vision.
    • The grey seafog sweeps in, blurring the boundary between sea and land, disorientating anyone held in its spell.

intransitive verb -rr-

  • (outline/image)
    desdibujarse
    hacerse borroso
    (writing/lines)
    hacerse borroso

noun

  • everything became a blur
    todo se volvió borroso
    a blur of colors
    una masa de colores indistintos
    my recollection of the party is a blur
    tengo un recuerdo vago or borroso de la fiesta
    Example sentences
    • There's nothing substantive to latch onto - all I remember is a blur of lights, noise and sweaty torsos.
    • God, I wish I THOUGHT about what was going on then… who knows, I can only remember blurs… and Shane comes in.
    • The rest of the evening throughout the night was a fast blur as the maids scurried and everyone got ready to leave.

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