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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. make dim or indistinct;
- Example: "The fog blurs my vision"
[syn: blur, blear]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. tired to the point of exhaustion;
[syn: bleary, blear, bleary-eyed, blear-eyed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blear \Blear\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bleared; p. pr. & vb. n. Blearing.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See Blink, and cf. Blur.] To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink. [1913 Webster] That tickling rheums Should ever tease the lungs and blear the sight. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] To blear the eye of, to deceive; to impose upon. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blear \Blear\, a. [See Blear, v.] 1. Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- said of the eyes. [1913 Webster] His blear eyes ran in gutters to his chin. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim. [1913 Webster] Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion. --Milton. [1913 Webster]