close one's eyes to
phrasal to ignore deliberately

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • close one's eyes — or[shut one s eyes] {v. phr.} To refuse to see or think about. * /The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter./ * /The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating./ Compare: OPEN ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close one's eyes — or[shut one s eyes] {v. phr.} To refuse to see or think about. * /The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter./ * /The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating./ Compare: OPEN ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To fasten one's eyes upon — Fasten Fas ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n. See {Fast}, a.] 1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come to one's self — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • eyes open — 1. Careful watch or attention; readiness to see. Usually used with for . * /Keep your eyes open for a boy in a red cap and sweater./ * /The hunter had his eyes open for rabbits./ * /They drove on with their eyes open for a gas station./ Syn.: EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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