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blind·fold / ˈblīndˌfōld/ • v. [tr.] (often be blindfolded) deprive (someone) of sight by tying a piece of cloth around the head so as to cover the eyes. • n. a piece of cloth tied around the head to cover someone's eyes. • adv. with a blindfold covering the eyes: the reporter was driven blindfold to meet the gangster. ∎  done with great ease and confidence, as if it could have been done wearing a blindfold: missing putts that he would normally hole blindfold.

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blindfold

blindfold cover the eyes of, with a bandage. XVI. Superseded †blindfelle (XII–VI); OE. ġeblindfellian strike blind, f. BLIND + FELL4.

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blindfold

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