- 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 of blitz; from blitzkrieg
- to subject to a blitz; overwhelm and destroy
- ⌂ Football to charge (the quarterback) in a blitz
- 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.
verbblitzed, blitz·ing, blitz·es
- To subject to a blitz.
- Football To rush (the quarterback) in a blitz.
verb, intransitive Football
Origin of blitzShort for blitzkrieg.
- A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz.
- (figuratively) A sudden effort, as a publicity blitz.
- (American football) action of a defensive football player who rushes the passer of the football.
- (chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.
- A swift and overwhelming attack.
(third-person singular simple present blitzes, present participle blitzing, simple past and past participle blitzed)
- The series of air raids launched on various cities in Britain (not just London) by the German airforce in 1940-1. They were also known as the Baedeker Raids.
Short for Blitzkrieg.