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tr.v. blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing, blind·sides
1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side.
2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results: The news blindsided us.

blind′ side`

1. the part of one's field of vision, as to the side or rear, where one cannot see approaching objects.
2. the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.



v.t. -sid•ed, -sid•ing.
1. to hit or attack from the blind side.
2. to attack where a person is vulnerable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blindside - catch unawares, especially with harmful consequencesblindside - catch unawares, especially with harmful consequences; "The economic downturn blindsided many investors"
surprise - come upon or take unawares; "She surprised the couple"; "He surprised an interesting scene"
2.blindside - attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructedblindside - attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
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