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blind·side

 (blīnd′sīd′)
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`


n.
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.
[1600–10]

blind•side

(ˈblaɪndˌsaɪd)

v.t. -sid•ed, -sid•ing.
1. to hit or attack from the blind side.
2. to attack where a person is vulnerable.
[1970–75]
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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Jones played at blindside when Wales lost a World Cup warm-up game 62-5 against England four years ago, and he has made a handful of appearances there for the Ospreys.
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With Ian Evans and Jonathan Thomas both suffering shoulder injuries, Wales head coach Gareth Jenkins has awarded a debut call-up to uncapped Cardiff blindside flanker Scott Morgan, who will be considered as a second-row option.
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