• IPA: /blɜ(ɹ)/

blur (blurs, present participle blurring; past and past participle blurred)

  1. To make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim.
    to blur a photograph by moving the camera while taking it
  2. To smear, stain or smudge.
    to blur a manuscript by handling it while damp
  3. (intransitive) To become indistinct.
  4. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
    • Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
    • , Hudibras
      Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, / But cannot blur my lost renown.
  6. (GUI, transitive) To transfer the input focus away from.
    • John Pollock, JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition (page 175)
      Then give this box focus to blur the first one: […]
    • 2001, Martin Webb, ‎Michel Plungjan, ‎Keith Drakard, Instant JavaScript (page 678)
      These form elements need to have an onFocus event handler to blur the current focus.
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blur (plural blurs)

  1. A smear, smudge or blot
  2. Something that appears hazy or indistinct
  3. (obsolete) A moral stain or blot.
    • Lest she […] will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name.
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  1. (Malaysia, Singapore, informal) In a state of doubt or confusion.

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