To make significantly aching or watery as eyes to dim or blur because the sight Figuratively To obscure mental or ethical perception to blind to hoodwink
- Dim or sore with liquid or rheum said of this eyes
- exhausted to the stage of fatigue
- make dim or indistinct
- Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- stated of eyes.
- Causing or brought on by dimness of picture; dim.
- to produce significantly aching or watery, as eyes; to dim, or blur, due to the fact picture. Figuratively: To confuse (mental or ethical perception); to blind; to hoodwink.
c.1300, blere "watery, rheumy," possibly pertaining to blur. Compare Middle High German blerre "having blurred eyesight."
- "to dim (of vision); to own watery or rheumy eyes," very early 14c., of uncertain source, perhaps from a classic English *blerian, through the same origin as blear (adj.). Associated: Bleared; blearing.
(v.) Dim or sore with water or rheum; -- said of the eyes.
- (v.) Causing or brought on by dimness of sight; dim.
- (v. t.) In order to make somewhat sore or watery, as eyes; to dim, or blur, because the picture. Figuratively: To confuse (mental or ethical perception); to blind; to hoodwink.