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adjective blind pronunciation in British English /blaɪnd/
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  1. 1
    unable to see. Some people prefer to use the expression visually impaired
    Her father is completely blind.
    Blind and sighted children attend the same school.
    go blind: The disease made her go blind in one eye.
  2. 2
    [not usually before noun] unable to realize or admit the truth about something
    How can you be so blind? He’s obviously lying.
    blind to: The council is wilfully blind to the problems caused by the new regulations.
  3. 3
    [only before noun] a blind emotion or belief is so strong that you do not question it in any way, even if it is unreasonable
    Their opposition to the plan seemed to be driven by blind prejudice.
    blind faith/obedience/loyalty etc: blind loyalty to the leadership
    blind panic/rage/terror: In a blind panic, I dropped the bag and ran.
  4. 4
    a blind corner is one where you cannot see what is coming towards you
    She overtook on a blind bend and crashed.

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