Blitz meaning

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A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz.
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The definition of a blitz is a sudden and coordinated effort, or a sudden and invasive military attack.

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.

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(figuratively) A sudden effort, as a publicity blitz.
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(football) To rush (the quarterback) in a blitz.
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To carry out a blitz.
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A sudden, destructive attack, as by aircraft or tanks.
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(football) A sudden charge by a defensive backfield player through a gap in the line in an effort to tackle the opposing quarterback.
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To subject to a blitz; overwhelm and destroy.
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(football) To charge (the quarterback) in a blitz.
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(football) To make a blitz.
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(American football) Action of a defensive football player who rushes the passer of the football.
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(chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.
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A swift and overwhelming attack.
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To attack.
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(American football) To rush the passer.
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(cooking) To purée or chop (food products) using a food processor or blender.

To make nut roast, you have to blitz the nuts in the food processor before adding the parsley and breadcrumbs.

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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.
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An intense campaign.

A media blitz focused on young voters.

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(football) A sudden charge upon the quarterback by one or more of the linebackers or defensive backs when the ball is snapped.
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To subject to a blitz.
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Origin of blitz

  • Short for blitzkrieg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German.

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for Blitzkrieg.

    From Wiktionary