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verb [transitive] obscure pronunciation in British English /əbˈskjʊə(r)/
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present tense
present participleobscuring
past tenseobscured
past participleobscured
  1. 1
    to cover something so that it cannot be seen
    His face was partially obscured by sunglasses.
    A solid wall of mist obscured the view.
  2. 2
    to make something difficult to understand
    This accident should not obscure the fact that train travel is extremely safe.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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