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fuzz1 / fəz/ • n. a fluffy or frizzy mass of hair or fiber: a fuzz of black hair| his face was covered with white fuzz. ∎  a blurred image or area: she saw Jess surrounded by a fuzz of sunlight. ∎  a buzzing or distorted sound, esp. one deliberately produced as an effect on an electric guitar. • v. 1. make or become blurred or indistinct: [tr.] snow fuzzes the outlines of the signs | [intr.] tiny detail can be enlarged to poster size without fuzzing out. 2. [intr.] (of hair) become fluffy or frizzy: her hair fuzzed out uncontrollably in the heat. fuzz2 • n. (the fuzz) inf. the police.

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