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.
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.
(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.
the simple past tense and past participle of blindside.
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How to use blindsided in a sentence
The worldwide economy has been affected, every industry was blindsided, and most organizations needed to make painful decisions.
Trusts, there will be triggers that may completely blindside you.
Business decision-makers around the world were collectively blindsided by the scale and speed that working environments changed as a result of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.Digital acceleration in the time of coronavirus: North America | Martha Leibs | December 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
For those caught off-guard by the pandemic, now is an important time to make sure you aren’t blindsided again since many organizations are deep in fall planning for the January 1 start of the next fiscal year.It’s time for Plan C: Adjusting your marketing budgets in crisis times | Sponsored Content: Acoustic | October 30, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Indeed, the racial reckoning touched off by George Floyd’s death blindsided many organizations.How the World’s Best Workplaces have led the way in a year unlike any other | lbelanger225 | October 13, 2020 | Fortune
After that, the roles started to cool off a bit (see: the Lifetime film blindsided), and then came True Detective.Michelle Monaghan on ‘Fort Bliss,’ the Lack of Roles for Women, and ‘True Detective’ Hysteria | Marlow Stern | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dehlin was similarly blindsided by the threat of excommunication.Excommunication With a Smile: Mormon Feminist Kicked Out of the Church | Emily Shire | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cantor and his team, assuming a relatively easy victory was imminent, were blindsided last Tuesday in a double-digit loss.The Cantor Prediction Is Part of a Pattern: GOP Pollsters Stink | Kristen Soltis Anderson | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I was blindsided,” he told reporters, as he denied any “knowledge or involvement” in the incident.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CBS he was blindsided by the move.Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations | Christopher Dickey | December 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST