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English definition of “blindside”

blindside

verb [T] uk   /ˈblaɪnd.saɪd/ US us  
to surprise someone, usually with harmful results: The recession blindsided a lot of lawyers who had previously taken for granted their comfortable income.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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