[ blahynd-sahyd ]
/ ˈblaɪndˌsaɪd /
verb (used with object), blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing.
Sports. to tackle, hit, or attack (an opponent) from the blind side: The quarterback was blindsided and had the ball knocked out of his hand.
Informal. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.
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Origin of blindside
First recorded in 1970–75; v. use of noun phrase blind side
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Examples from the Web for blind-sided
When a suicide occurs, family members and loved ones are often blind-sided.
The excuse that Netanyahu was blind-sided by settler gremlins in the Interior ministry strains credulity.