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1‘if the ray focus does not fall exactly on the film, the image will be blurred’
make indistinct, make vague, unfocus, soften
obscure, dim, fade, make hazy, fog, cloud, cloud over
literary bedim, befog, becloud
2‘such ‘advertorials’ blur the distinction between editorial content and advertising’
make vague, make unclear, make less distinct
obscure, muddy, muddle, mix up, confuse, obfuscate, cloud, befog, garble, lessen, weaken
muddy the waters
3‘memories of the picnic had blurred’
become dim, become less sharp, dull, numb, deaden, lessen, decrease, diminish, reduce, mute, tone down
1‘a blur on the horizon slowly began to take shape’
indistinct shape, hazy shape, vague shape, something hazy, something indistinct, something vague, haze, cloud, mist, smear, smudge
haziness, indistinctness, fogginess, murkiness, cloudiness
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