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blind side

Syllabification: blind side

Definition of blind side in English:

noun

[in singular]
1A direction in which a person has a poor view, typically of approaching danger: a minivan nearly clipped him on his blind side
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  • And with maddening consistency, the easiest birds approach unsaluted from the blind side.
  • From Brennan's puck out, Waterford went back on the attack and Paul Flynn was lucky to be awarded a free in possession after he had fouled the ball on the blind side of referee, Tom McIntyre.
  • I didn't get riled when he bit me or when he put my arm in a lock on the blind side of the referee and tried to break it or when he headbutted me and opened up a cut that needed 17 stitches.
1.1The side opposite the one toward which a person is looking: they came at me from my blind side [as modifier]: the crushing blind-side sack of the quarterback
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  • With seconds remaining Philips exploited space on the blind side from a scrum on the French 10-metre line.
  • In a complete reversal of form Keighley were now well in control and Brodleians lead was reduced to a single point when a neat blind side break by scrum half Scott Amos opened the way for wingman Chris Watts to sprint to the line.
  • They kept the game tight up front for long periods but were absent on the blind side when scrum half Barry McCann took off on a 40 meter run.

verb

(blindside) [with object] North American Back to top  
1Hit or attack (someone) on the blind side: Jenkins blindsided Adams, knocking him to the sidewalk
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  • ‘We were completely blindsided off the road,’ said an unidentified man who was hurt on Wednesday morning.
  • The second attacker came from the left this time, blindsiding the girl with a roughly placed fist to her temple.
  • Then, late in the week, linebacker Ira Davis blindsides cornerback Jason David at his locker because Davis thinks David is seeing his girlfriend.
1.1Catch (someone) unprepared; attack from an unexpected position: protection against being technologically blindsided
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  • The second act, at 25 minutes, which blindsided me to a degree, is an exercise in unconventional reconciliation and takes place in the hung-over wake of the previous night's revelations.
  • So, she's completely blindsided when he's arrested, dragged into a military court and accused of murdering nine people.
  • It's also true that we were blindsided by the election results.

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