Definition of blind side in English:

blind side

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[in singular]
  • 1A direction in which a person has a poor view of approaching traffic or danger: a punch delivered on the referee’s 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.
  • 1.1 Rugby The side of the scrum opposite that on which the main line of the opponents' backs is ranged.
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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.


(blindside) [with object] North American Back to top  
  • 1Hit or attack (someone) on their blind side: Graber blindsided Kelly, knocking him to the pavement
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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.
  • 1.1Make (someone) unable to perceive the truth of a situation: we got blindsided by our own government
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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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