blindside

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

blind·side

verb \ˈblīn(d)-ˌsīd\

: to hit (someone who is facing in another direction) suddenly and very hard

: to surprise or shock (someone) in a very unpleasant way

Full Definition of BLINDSIDE

transitive verb
1
:  to hit unexpectedly from or as if from the blind side <blindside the quarterback>
2
:  to surprise unpleasantly

Examples of BLINDSIDE

  1. The quarterback was blindsided just as he was about to throw a pass.
  2. We were all blindsided by the news of her sudden death.

First Known Use of BLINDSIDE

1968

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