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.
Recent Examples of blindside from the Web
Frustrations are mounting with Cruz among Senate negotiators because leaders have felt blindsided by his demand that the legislation essentially eliminate the protection for people with pre-existing conditions.
Last month, in a speech to NATO leaders, Trump blindsided McMaster, Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by removing a line in the speech that affirmed the United States’ 70-year commitment to the alliance.
People speculated the center had impeccable, yet unfortunate, timing and was blindsided by the trade.
Wilson resumes his role of voicing legendary Lightning McQueen who is back to the races but blindsided by the new generation.
Take Milo Hamilton, an announcer for the White Sox, Bulls and Cubs over the years, then blindsided by the move of Harry Caray to the North Side.
The outspoken former mayor of London dropped out of the race last year after leading Brexit campaigner Michael Gove suddenly decided to enter, blindsiding his former companion.
Gradually, however, the concerns of any single news cycle are giving way to longer-term worries about the course of the investigation, and several West Wing aides have expressed concern about the possibility of being blindsided by new revelations.
Mr. Trump felt blindsided by Mr. Sessions’s decision and unleashed his fury at aides in the Oval Office the next day, according to four people familiar with the event.
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First Known Use of blindside
BLINDSIDE Defined for English Language Learners
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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