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verb (used with object)
to tackle, hit, or attack (an opponent) from the blind side:
The quarterback was blindsided and had the ball knocked out of his hand.
to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.:
The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.
v. use of noun phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Your board was blindsided by tentative approaches to merge with another bank.
Given how the administration has been repeatedly blindsided by events, the answer is likely a no.
Although prepared for the less-virulent kennel cough, boarding sites have been blindsided by the new virus.
Rider says he was blindsided by the league's decision to suspend him for two games for past off-court transgressions.
The seismic shift by consumers to small cars from large vehicles has blindsided virtually every automaker.
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