blind side

noun
the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed
Hypernyms: ↑side

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I. noun
1. : the side on which one that is blind in one eye cannot see
2. : an aspect of a matter in which one can see no fault
3. : the ground on the side of a rugby scrum opposite to the side the referee stands on
II. noun
: the side away from which one is looking

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1. the part of one's field of vision, as to the side and rear, where one is unable to see approaching objects.
2. the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.
[1600-10]

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blind side noun
1. The side on which a person is blind to danger
2. (one's) weak point
3. The part of the field between the scrum, etc and the touch-line nearer it (rugby)
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Main Entry:blind

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blind|side «BLYND SYD», transitive verb.
1. to overpower or hit unexpectedly, or when one is unprotected: »

When there are no apparent challengers on the horizon—get ready to be blindsided.

2. to surprise; take unawares: »

The award blindsided the first-time director.

blind side,
1. the weak or unguarded side of a person or thing.
2. Rugby. the portion of the field opposite the referee in scrummage.

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1.
n. [in sing.] a direction in which a person has a poor view, typically of approaching danger

a minivan nearly clipped him on his blind side

the side opposite the one toward which a person is looking

they came at me from my blind side | [as adj.] the crushing blind-side sack of the quarterback

2.
v. (blindside) [trans.] hit or attack (someone) on the blind side

Jenkins blindsided Adams, knocking him to the sidewalk

often be blindsided catch (someone) unprepared; attack from an unxpected position

protection against being technologically blindsided

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noun, pl ⋯ sides [count]
: the side that is not the side you are facing

He was hit on his blind side.

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ˈblind side 7 [blind side] noun
a direction in which sb cannot see very much, especially approaching danger

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Blind side — Blind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.] 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. [1913 Webster] He that is strucken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind-side — or blind·side (blīndʹsīd ) 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 recent recession, with its wave of… …   Universalium

  • blind side — (n.) unguarded aspect, c.1600; see BLIND (Cf. blind) (adj.). As a verb, also blind side, blindside, to hit from the blind side, first attested 1968, Amer.Eng., in reference to U.S. football tackles …   Etymology dictionary

  • Blind Side — bezeichnet Blind Side – Straße in den Tod, einen Film aus dem Jahr 1993 Blind Side – Die große Chance, einen Film aus dem Jahr 2009 Blindside bezeichnet Blindside, eine Post Hardcore Band aus Stockholm Blindside (Film), einen kanadischen Thriller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blind-side — blindˈ side transitive verb (N American) To exploit someone s blind side in surprising or taking advantage of them • • • Main Entry: ↑blind …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind|side — «BLYND SYD», transitive verb. 1. to overpower or hit unexpectedly, or when one is unprotected: »When there are no apparent challengers on the horizon get ready to be blindsided. 2. to surprise; take unawares: »The award blindsided the first time… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind side — n the side on which one who is blind in one eye cannot see …   Medical dictionary

  • blind side — blind′ side n. 1) cvb the part of one s field of vision, as to the side or rear, where one cannot see approaching objects 2) cvb the side opposite that toward which a person is looking • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • blind side — n. the side opposite to the direction in which a person is looking …   English World dictionary

  • blind-side — [v] attack by surprise bushwhack, catch unaware, hit unexpectedly, sucker punch; concepts 86,189,200 …   New thesaurus

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