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Definition of blindside verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    blindside

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndsaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndsaɪd//
     
    (North American English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blindside
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndsaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndsaɪd//
     
    he / she / it blindsides
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdz//
     
    past simple blindsided
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdɪd//
     
    past participle blindsided
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdɪd//
     
    -ing form blindsiding
    BrE BrE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪndsaɪdɪŋ//
     
    Surprise
     
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  1. 1blindside somebody to attack somebody from the direction where they cannot see you coming
  2. 2[usually passive] blindside somebody to give somebody an unpleasant surprise Just when it seemed life was going well, she was blindsided by a devastating illness. See related entries: Surprise
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blindside