blur
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blur(
bluhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to obscure)
a. desdibujar
The water had blurred the outlines of the faces in the photograph.El agua había desdibujado los contornos de los rostros en la fotografía.
b. dejar borroso
Time and the elements had blurred the words on the facade of the old theater.Los años y los elementos habían dejado borrosas las palabras de la fachada del viejo teatro.
2. (to confuse)
a. enturbiar
A few too many drinks blurred her memory of the concert.Un par de tragos de más enturbiaron su recuerdo del concierto.
b. ofuscar
Blind rage blurred his judgment, and he threw the glass against the wall.La ira ciega le ofuscó el juicio, y tiró el vaso contra la pared.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to become obscured)
a. desdibujarse
The figures in the mosaic had blurred over the centuries.Las figuras del mosaico se habían desdibujado a lo largo de los siglos.
b. hacerse borroso
Over time, the limit between love and gratitude blurred.Con el tiempo, el límite entre el amor y la gratitud se hizo borroso.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (unclear vision)
a. la imagen borrosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The girl thought she saw a blur out of the corner of her eye, but when she looked, there was no one there.La chica creyó ver una imagen borrosa por el rabillo del ojo, pero cuando miró, no había nadie.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I felt something hit me on the back of the head; everything became a blur, and that's the last thing I remember.Sentí que algo me golpeaba en la parte de atrás de la cabeza; todo se volvió borroso, y eso es lo último que recuerdo.
I glimpsed a blur of movement from the corner of my eye.Vi de reojo que algo se movía.
5. (unclear memory)
a. el recuerdo vago
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her former life as a peasant seemed a blur now that she was married to the prince.Ahora que estaba casada con el príncipe, su anterior vida de campesina era un recuerdo vago.
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blur
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vague shape)
a. la imagen borrosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (unclear memory)
a. el vago recuerdo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to go by in a blurpasar sin sentir or en un suspiro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. desdibujar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (also fig)
a. desdibujarse
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blur [blɜːʳ]
noun
(shape) contorno (m) borroso
everything is a blur when I take off my glasses todo se vuelve borroso cuando me quito los lentes; the memory is just a blur es un recuerdo muy vago; my mind was a blur todo se volvió borroso en mi mente
transitive verb
1 (obscure) [+writing] borrar; hacer borroso; [+outline] desdibujar; [+sight] oscurecer; empañar
my eyes were blurred with tears las lágrimas me enturbiaban la vista
2 [+memory] enturbiar; [+judgment] ofuscar
intransitive verb
(be obscured) desdibujarse; volverse borroso
her eyes blurred with tears las lágrimas le enturbiaban la vista
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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