[ blahynd-sahyd ]
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verb (used with object),blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing.
  1. 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.

  2. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.

Origin of blindside

First recorded in 1970–75; verb use of noun phrase blind side

Words Nearby blindside

Other definitions for blind side (2 of 2)

blind side

  1. the part of one's field of vision, as to the side and rear, where one is unable to see approaching objects.

  2. the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.

Origin of blind side

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blindside in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blind side

blind side

  1. rugby the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline

  2. the side on which a person's vision is obscured

  1. (tr) US to take (someone) by surprise

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with blindside


see under blind spot.

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