[ blahynd-sahy-did ]
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  1. Sports. tackled, hit, or attacked by an opponent on the blind side, out of the player’s field of vision: The blindsided offensive lineman was taken down by the defensive tackle coming around the other way.

  2. attacked critically or taken by surprise where one is vulnerable, uninformed or unprepared, etc.: Told by a cryptic university official that his keynote address was being canceled “for political reasons,” the blindsided philanthropist was left searching for answers.

  1. (of such an attack, tackle, etc.) delivered from the blind side, unexpectedly, or in a way that exposes or takes advantage of a vulnerability: A staff meeting is no place for a blindsided assault on an administrator.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of blindside.

Origin of blindsided

First recorded in 1985–90; blindside + -ed2 for the adjective senses; blindside + -ed1 for the verb sense

Words Nearby blindsided Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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