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to prevent or occlude sight by covering (the eyes) with a cloth, bandage, or the like; cover the eyes of.
to impair the awareness or clear thinking of:
Don’t let their hospitality blindfold you to the true purpose of their invitation.
a cloth or bandage put before the eyes to prevent seeing.
with the eyes covered:
a blindfold test.
rash; unthinking:
a blindfold denunciation before knowing the facts.
Contemporary Examples

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A Syrian Soldier on Being Arrested for Refusing to Shoot Civilians Andrew Slater September 4, 2013
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Historical Examples

Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 Work Projects Administration
Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Nuts and Nutcrackers Charles James Lever

verb (transitive)
to prevent (a person or animal) from seeing by covering (the eyes)
to prevent from perceiving or understanding
a piece of cloth, bandage, etc, used to cover the eyes
any interference to sight
adjective, adverb
having the eyes covered with a cloth or bandage
(chess) not seeing the board and pieces
rash; inconsiderate


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