The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1.1Medicineciegoto be blind to sth — no ver algo
blind man — ciego
- he remained blind to her beauty
- she's blind to the fact that …
- how could I have been so blind?
- blind woman — ciega
- to be blind in one eye — ser tuerto
- he's been blind since birth — es ciego de nacimiento
- to go blind — quedarse ciego
- Two years ago, MS patient Natasha Bagan lost her ability to walk and was almost blind after her condition rapidly deteriorated.
- Jurors heard that Mr Ward, who suffered from a rare eye condition and had been blind since he was 15, had been celebrating his birthday.
- I had a little Chihuahua named Carlos that had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind.
- Aslam will soon be operated on, just like Tajul Islam, who was born blind due to bilateral congenital cataract.
- Indeed, as I interviewed him I would go out of my way to point out to him that the tape recorder was running, lest he forget and, being blind, be unable to see the red recording light.
- Joe Hart, defending, said that in 2002, while serving a prison sentence, Grady contracted a degenerative eye disease and is now blind.
- Just under a quarter of the children met the criteria for severe disability, which included being unable to walk without help, unable to feed themselves, being blind, or being unable to talk.
- This actually happens in the case of individuals who are born blind due to congenital cataracts and are subsequently cured.
- He was expected to be blind, deaf, unable to speak, and quadriplegic.
- Yvonne Sleightholme was arrested soon afterwards, but before she could be brought to trial she went blind - a condition referred to in those days as hysterical blindness.
- Mr Carter meanwhile was in the intensive care unit of the city's American hospital, where doctors refused to say whether his injuries might leave him blind.
- There are an estimated 146 million people who currently require treatment for the disease who may go blind if nothing is done.
- A pedestrian crossing in Church Street has been broken for weeks leaving blind shoppers unable to gauge when to cross the busy road.
- I fell down into the sand, blind and unable to see what I was doing.
- I left academia because I was frustrated having so many patients go blind from these terrible diseases.
- She knows she is going blind from a hereditary disease and yet won't tell anyone, or ease up.
- One-year-old Eva Heeks contracted meningitis soon after birth, leaving her blind, deaf and unable to walk, talk or feed properly.
- In China, more than 9.4 million men and women over 40 years of age suffer from the disease, 55 per cent of whom are blind in at least one eye.
- By this time Lady Mills was wheelchair-bound and suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and Sir John had gone almost blind after retinas in both eyes had failed..
- The club, based in Tottington, was founded by Derek Pritchard, 64, who is almost totally blind because of a hereditary eye condition.
1.2(flying) por instrumentos(flying) con instrumentos
- The Lorenz beam system for blind landing consisted of two transmitters located on opposite sides of the airstrip runway.
- From this point on, they'd be practically flying blind, with only the occasional glimpse of their surroundings.
- This could be nerve-racking for the pilot while the copilot made blind takeoffs.
- She almost laughed in amazement; the pilot was flying blind - they didn't have a single light on!
- Since the aircraft's stormscope was not working, the pilot was flying blind into the thunderstorm, and as a result, he and his three passengers died.
1.3Motor Vehicles(corner) de poca visibilidad
- About half-way back to Boston I slowed down even further to go round a blind bend in the road, to come upon a police car and a mobile speed camera.
- They certainly had no problem coping with a brisk run along a narrow, twisty country road where oncoming traffic and constant blind bends required repeated firm applications.
- A car in front of the Welshman had pulled out a series of rocks into the road on a blind corner, and Hughes ran straight over the rocks, unable to avoid them due to the narrowness of the road.
- Now, was she heading towards the blind bend in the road or was she going away from it?
- There is also a trench right across the road on a blind corner that you cannot avoid.
- The third adult in racing gear chose to proceed at full speed from the cycle lane into the northbound traffic lane, ignoring the blind corner with Library Road.
- Gardaí and fire service personnel at the scene said the Opel appeared to have veered accidentally to its incorrect side of the road at a blind bend where the collision occurred.
- At one point, we rounded a blind corner and startled a gigantic grizzly sow and her cub as they crossed a shallow, rocky creek.
- With modern machinery and the will to do it, many of the blind bends on this road would be eradicated quickly.
- I had maybe 75m visibility, on a very narrow, twisting road, full of blind corners.
- Like a klutz, she's done this on a narrow stretch of road with a blind bend less than a hundred yards away.
- So he parks outside on the pavement, forcing an elderly lady in a wheelchair on to the road on a blind bend.
- He missed our hotel, and reversed the hundred metres round a blind bend at the same speed to drop us off.
- On a road whose width barely allows two cars to pass, this lunatic came hurtling round a blind corner, narrowly missing me.
- It is quite common for cars, forced to weave round the resulting blind bends, to have to come to an abrupt stop when they meet.
- It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, a girl is out on her pony riding down the road when suddenly two young men in a car speed round a blind corner.
- The poor condition of many roads, lack of warning signs at blind corners and sharp curves, and the fact that street lamps don't work at all times, contribute to accidents.
- ‘The road is also very narrow and the corner is blind next to the Dowley Gap tip,’ she said.
- To put things in perspective, the turn was a 180-degree, blind, decreasing-radius turn.
- There's a blind exit onto Bridge Street at the bottom of the hill and it is awfully dangerous trying to get out there.
2(lacking reason, judgment)(faith/obedience/fury) ciegohe was blind with passion — lo cegaba la pasión
- blind with rage, she slapped him — ciega de ira, le dio una bofetada
- he made a blind guess at the answer — intentó adivinar la respuesta
- There's another reason why blind devotion to rules won't do.
- All I wanted to do was to survive and really was driven by blind hope than by reason.
- True, you could have fully murdered him, but the only reason you hurt him enough to get away was blind panic.
- When a horse is in a blind panic it loses all sense of reason.
- The reason for the blind loyalty: The Tigers have no one behind Cox.
- Siddhartha finally allows human emotion to control him through his blind love for Young Siddhartha.
- This is time to rally around the flag of reason, not of blind retribution.
- By far the worst feature of this election result is the blind surrender of control of the Senate to the Liberals and Family First.
- The ethical dimension of love consists in the challenge its blind urgency presents to reason.
- It could be avoided only when a mother let herself be guided by nature and reason instead of blind love.
- I heard her laugh at me, which made my blind hate take control over all of my senses.
- Sanjay is also the voice of reason in a community that has been conditioned by blind faith.
- Some true believers on one side have been unable to free themselves from a sense of blind loyalty to the past, ill-founded as it is in whole or in part.
- You do not know that without you and your blind indifference, such misleaders could not carry out deeds that damn us all, as much as they shame themselves.
- The world can no longer afford the blind suspicion, destructive rivalries and indifference to the legitimate fears of others that have brought it to this state.
- Toby jumped off the couch in a blind fury and launched something at her wall.
- Yet again she refused, and this time the mage threw open the door to her room in a blind rage.
- Fortunately even the drink didn't hinder his ability to conceal his anger; his cold, blind wrath.
- Though perhaps I know something about blind maternal love.
- He is not blind to the realities of political life.
- The classical economists are blind to this reality.
- Look on the bright side, but don't be blind to reality.
- They're blind to reality, and they're determined to hold onto their power by any means possible at this time.
- You are blind to spiritual realities because you don't know the Saviour, and that is the only way of knowing him.
- To procure more large carriers today and expect them to be useful into midcentury is to be blind to reality.
- But it seems that I have been blind to the realities of life in Ireland.
- This film has not a trace of smugness, or the superiority of moral virtue which is blind to reality.
- Wenders himself is not blind to the realities of modern day Los Angeles.
- The Fifth Circuit's approach is almost willfully blind to the reality established by both custom and history.
- Those that shun or oppose this unfortunate but justified retaliation perhaps are blind to reality for some reason, and that in itself is sad.
- Mr Edwards said the company is not blind to the concerns of its workforce.
- Eric's imagination grew until he became blind to the likely reality of what lay beyond the wooden board in the wall.
- He had once been an innocent child, blind to the harsh reality of the world.
- If you travel, you become more cosmopolitan and less likely to fulfil the caricature of the ‘obnoxious yank’ who is blind to other cultural values.
- Sensitive citizens are not blind to our nation's frailties and imperfections - they do what they can do to right the wrongs.
- I'm also of accusing him of having a miniscule mind based on the fact that he is apparently so enraptured by his own ideology that he is blind to its faults.
- In fact, the ruling is a perfect example of how the free market is blind to any values other than the pursuit of profit.
- Young and oddly confident, they are blind to their deficiencies and impervious to the daunting odds stacked against them.
- Mann and his associates, however, seem to have been blind to South Africa's determination to stamp out its legacy as a recruiting ground for mercenaries.
- blind with rage, she slapped him — ciega de ira, le dio una bofetada
3(without opening)(door/window) tapiado(passage) ciego(passage) sin salida(wall) ciego(wall) sin ventanas
- Glazed doors, provided that the panes are rectangular, can be reduced by removing one tier of panes; blind doors can be cut down at will.
- When you first walked in and entered the small rotunda, there was a blind window that had been revealed.
- The metal ladder was cooperative enough against rubber-soled boots, but moisture and time had warped the blind door, and there was no other way into the box.
- Above the hood is a blind window with an arched head.
- A blind door set into a pharaonic tomb to allow the spirit of the deceased to come and go.
1(permanently)dejar ciegohe was blinded in an accident — perdió la vista / se quedó ciego en un accidente
2(ambition/passion) cegar(ambition/passion) enceguecer Latin America(light/wealth) deslumbrar(light/wealth) encandilarhe was blinded by her beauty — su belleza lo deslumbró / encandiló
- I said nothing, but merely nodded, tears temporarily blinding me, blurring my vision.
- Five players were permanently blinded and a dozen more had permanent eye defects leading to reduced vision.
- She was blinded by her tears and the smoke, so she couldn't see the burning timber above her that was about to fall.
- Thunder cracked as a response to Malia's anger, and lightning flashed, blinding everyone temporarily.
- One way of preventing the victims from seeing and knowing the regime's political agendas was to plunge them literally into the dark - to blind them.
- The moon twinkled off the water, dazzling me, blinding me for a moment.
- This deficiency blinds 500,000 children in over 70 countries every year.
- Several times a rather energetic guy in a shirt that could blind at fifty paces came close to having my eye out with his elbow, and his high kicks were enough to bring down the lighting rig.
- Both books feature fighters blinded in one eye due to gloves having padding illegally removed.
- Orphaned and blinded from childhood, he became an ascetic freethinker and materialist.
- Sentencing him, she said Margerum had lashed out in drink at someone who had done him no harm and said he could have left his victim blinded.
- Burnley Crown Court heard Mr Cook, who works in computers, suffered a break to his retina and feared waking up blinded.
- A man blinded in one eye by a samurai sword attack in Kidbrooke was the victim of mistaken identity, a court has heard.
- St Dunstan's charity, which looks after servicemen and women blinded in the service of their country, organised the event.
- It is the story of Samson, the mighty warrior who was betrayed by his lover, and then blinded and imprisoned by his enemies, the Philistines.
- But in 1944, Norman returned to action by taking part in D-Day plus one, in which he was wounded in the face and nearly blinded.
- Eric, blinded more than 20 years ago by a genetic disorder, has been getting one-and-a-half hours of help every Thursday morning.
- For example, a royal court would blind or cut off the hand of a thief; a Church court might send a thief on a pilgrimage.
- They hit the news in 1997 in Britain when they became a teenage fashion accessory and were then quickly converted into a weapon which could cause blinding.
- ‘I'm going to try and throw a flashbang at it, and blind the pilot inside,’ I informed him.
- In the process, the patient is willfully blinded to the conduct that inevitably causes his misery in the first place.
- He was used to getting his own way and was so enraged that he was blinded to the consequences of his actions.
- I cried as I admitted that I was so selfish that I was blinded to the fact that Will had needed my help all along.
- However, he was blinded to all other clinical and demographic data for this investigation.
- But that perception can easily blind us to other aspects of homelessness.
- Stalinism crippled us by castrating our moral passion, blinding us to the wrongs done to men if those wrongs were done in the name of Communism.
- Or had I been blinded by my own passion, and my own desperate yearning for her to see me as I saw her?
- She is blinded by his charm and she's doing these things that she normally would never do.
- However, don't let these minor things blind you to the fact that The Big Book of Busts is actually an extremely important addition to any serious chess library.
- But… now that she really thought about it, now that she didn't let anger blind her, just why did Aiden grab her book and throw it?
- The Counter-Reformation proved to the outside world that the Catholic Church had recognised its past failings and was willing to reform itself rather than blind itself to its faults.
- Even pretending to be an imbecile did not blind her to the fact that her advisors broke into sly smiles they quickly tried to conceal when they saw the piece of silk sticking out of her bag.
- A minority still believed that it was possible and necessary to resist Germany, and refused to let anti-Communism blind them to the necessity for a Soviet alliance.
- Such reactions either blind them to what you're trying to get across, or they go away so worried that they don't function effectively for days.
- It starred Russell Crowe as a young skinhead on a path of self-destruction, though his ideals blind him to the damage he is doing to himself.
- Perhaps our closeness to the intricacies of identity, including race and gender, blind us to what we have in common with humanity.
- Don't let the fact that its reputation was tarnished by several lackluster sequels blind you to the original's charms.
- Pitic may have let the internal disagreements blind him from the many uncertainties ahead, not least the survival of Yugoslavia itself.
- What I'm trying to get at is that imposing notions of ‘equality’ on everyone may, in some situations, blind us to what is going on.
- Don't let your enthusiasm for new ideas blind you to the possibility that maybe they will undo something of long standing that is really valuable.
3to blind sb to sth — impedirle ver algo a algn
1(outside window)persiana feminineroller blind — persiana (de enrollar)
- venetian blind — persiana veneciana
- For the past 30 years the 58-year-old has worked for a company in Devon that produces blinds and awnings.
- That is why, for the past 10 years, McLeod has watched his firm, which specialises in manufacturing shop blinds and awnings, flourish.
- Having been here when Queen Victoria reigned, Deans is the only blinds company that is still in business who can provide an authentic Victorian or Edwardian awning to complete the finishing touch to a serious restoration project on a shop, restaurant or even a special private house.
- On the left just above the logo is a shop blind that used to protect the meat in the window display from sunshine.
- The traditional box blind is still widely used today, being probably the most durable type of awning still manufactured.
- venetian blind — persiana veneciana
2.1(cover, diversion)pantalla femininesubterfugio masculine
- The aversion to addressing race concerns that is demonstrated through this research carries through to an aversion to discussing race as a driver in and a blind for bad social policy.
- ‘Ruse’ applies to that which is contrived as a blind for one's real intentions or for the truth.
- Our advantages and disadvantages then, can be summarized as follows:… 6. Serves as a blind for the real project.
- Its members rarely published any verse or stories for adult market publications, and wrote instead for children's magazines, a blind for some of the most experimental work in the Stalinist era.
- That phrase ‘Parlay cheval ou’ [tell my horse] is in daily, hourly use in Haiti and no doubt it is used as a blind for self-expression.
2.2US (hide)puesto masculineparanza feminine
- You could jerry-rig a blind from a camouflage cloth, or use a small tent that you don't mind modifying.
- A rain shelter was provided on the end opposite to the observation blind and numerous perches were scattered throughout.
- As soon as foods were distributed among cages, we monitored and video recorded behavior from an observation blind.
- One day Kay headed off with her husband to an observation blind, leaving the tiny boys in the care of a hired helper.
- It would prohibit placement of a temporary or permanent hunting blind or wildlife feeder within 150 yards of a fence serving as a property boundary.
- The number of food deliveries made to supplemented and control nestlings were counted from the observation blind.
- In a 1998 speech, Gore likened opposition to affirmative action to a duck blind.
- They retreated back to a duck blind, and watched to see what would happen.
- The combination worked well in the duck blind, and was great for goose and turkey hunting.
- A bit off to the east I can hear a dull ‘thwack’ sound as one of my hunting partners builds himself a little blind.
- I began to scan the lake, and I could see the duck blind on the opposite shore.
- The space is, in fact, just about twice that of the average hunting blind.
- Sitting in a box blind feels like hunting from a closet.
- Boyles regretted passing several does from a tower blind rashly dubbed ‘Muy Grande.’
- Peak and relative density counts were combined to arrive at density estimates for each species in each year at each blind.
- If you're in a blind, well, not much you can do, but if you can use a camera with a manual rewind and advance instead of automatic, that would certainly be preferable.
- Expect to be there for awhile: You don't want to leave the blind until you're done taking photos.
- RSPB staff installed a digital camera to beam nest images back to visitors at the island's bird blind.
- One evening we labored, stung by nettles and mosquitoes, to set up Sewell's camera blind on Otter Pond in the great marsh.
- So, effectively, when you are in one blind there is only one opening where you can use your 600 mm.
3(blind people)the blind — los ciegos
- a school for the blind — una escuela para ciegos
- in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king — en tierra de ciegos / en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es rey
- a school for the blind — una escuela para ciegos
1to bake pastry blind — cocer masa en blanco / sin relleno
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