blindside

verb blind·side \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌsīd \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of blindside

1960


blind side

noun

Definition of blind side

1 : the side away from which one is looking
2 : the side on which one that is blind in one eye cannot see

Examples of blind side in a Sentence

  1. He was hit on his blind side.

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First Known Use of blind side

1606


BLINDSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

blindside

verb

Definition of blindside for English Language Learners

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

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


blind side

noun

Definition of blind side for English Language Learners

  • : the side that is not the side you are facing


Medical Dictionary

blind side

noun

medical Definition of blind side

: the side on which one who is blind in one eye cannot see

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