Simple Definition of blindside
: 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
1 : to hit unexpectedly from or as if from the blind side <blindside the quarterback>
2 : to surprise unpleasantly
Examples of blindside in a sentence
The quarterback was blindsided just as he was about to throw a pass.
We were all blindsided by the news of her sudden death.
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