blindside

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verb blind·side \ˈblīn(d)-ˌsīd\

Definition of blindside

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hit unexpectedly from or as if from the blind side blindside the quarterback

  3. 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


BLINDSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

blindside

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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

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