The definition of a blitz is a sudden and coordinated effort, or a sudden and invasive military attack.noun
- The German air raids that occurred during the war in the 1940's were an example of a blitz.
- When a new restaurant sends out a brochure to your home every single day for a week, this is an example of a marketing blitz.
- a sudden, destructive attack, as by aircraft or tanks
- any sudden, overwhelming attack
- a concentrated effort, intensive campaign, etc.
- ☆ Football a sudden charge by a defensive backfield player through a gap in the line in an effort to tackle the opposing quarterback
Origin: < blitzkrieg
- to subject to a blitz; overwhelm and destroy
- ☆ Football to charge (the quarterback) in a blitz
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- a. A blitzkrieg.b. A heavy aerial bombardment.
- An intense campaign: a media blitz focused on young voters.
- Football A sudden charge upon the quarterback by one or more of the linebackers or defensive backs when the ball is snapped. Also called red-dog.
- To subject to a blitz.
- Football To rush (the quarterback) in a blitz.
Origin: Short for blitzkrieg.