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1. adjective, slang Very drunk. I was almost blind as I made my way home after so many shots of tequila at the bar. We sat around getting blind drunk on wine and whiskey.
2. verb, slang To drive extremely fast. Primarily heard in UK. He stormed out of the building, got into his car, and blinded along the road at a dangerous speed.
3. verb, slang To utter a string of expletives. Used especially in the phrase "effing and blinding." Primarily heard in UK. I heard him effing and blinding after dropping his cup of coffee on the floor.


slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really blinded!
See also: blind
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mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I guess she was blinded. She couldn’t stand up.
See also: blind
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
There is the same type of antithesis in both cases; for just as blindness is opposed to sight, so is being blind opposed to having sight.
The one is not explained by reference to the other; sight is not sight of blindness, nor is any other preposition used to indicate the relation.
The case is the same, of course, with regard to 'positives' and 'privatives' such as 'sight' and 'blindness'.
My ideas, no doubt, were passing through his mind, for all processes of thought- communications are far more swift, I think, in blind people, because their blindness compels them to concentrate their attention.
Then in the midst of my pleasures, as I enjoyed a fortune of six millions, I was smitten with blindness. I do not doubt but that my infirmity was brought on by my sojourn in the cell and my work in the stone, if, indeed, my peculiar faculty for 'seeing' gold was not an abuse of the power of sight which predestined me to lose it.
AN Ophthalmologist, Dr Francis Ossai, has advised Nigerians to always go for eye screening so as to prevent avoidable blindness.
The Minister said, "We want to prevent childhood blindness by administering vitamin-A plus capsule.
David Brewster introduced the term colour blindness, which will be formerly known as daltonism after John Dalton, who described in detail his own inability to distinguish red in 1978.
He informed that diabetic retinopathy disease is a leading cause of blindness and it is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina.
If last week Jesus opened the eyes of His disciples blinded by worldly ambition and self-seeking, now He helps a blind man who begs Him to free him from blindness and who, upon seeing, follows Him on His way to Jerusalem (Mark 11:46-52).
Therefore, we launched Seeing is Believing in 2003 to tackle avoidable blindness.
Chicago, IL, October 04, 2018 --( Jewelers Direct, a cooperative group of 100 US-based retail jewelers, announced that it has welcomed Orbis International as a partner in its Bling for Blindness benefit auction.
LAHORE -- The College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS) and Akhuwat Foundation on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cope with the prevalence of blindness after the disease burden increased manifold in the country.
KEYWORDS: Blindness, Causes, Prevalence, Saudi Arabia, Visual impairment, World Health Organization.
Social and Cultural Perspectives on Blindness, second edition