'blitz', 'Blitz': [ˈblɪts]
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
blitz /blɪts/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
v. [~ + object]
- Military, World Historya sudden, swift, and overwhelming military attack.
- any swift, vigorous attack or defeat.
- Militaryto attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with a blitz:blitzed all our proposals.
(blits),USA pronunciation n.
- Militaryan overwhelming all-out attack, esp. a swift ground attack using armored units and air support.
- an intensive aerial bombing.
- any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat:a blitz of commercials every few minutes.
- Sport[Football.]act or instance of charging directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped;
- Militaryto attack or defeat with or as if with a blitz:The town was blitzed mercilessly by enemy planes. The visitors really blitzed the home team.
- to destroy;
demolish:His last-minute refusal blitzed all our plans.
- Sport[Football.]to charge directly and immediately at the passer;
- to move in the manner of a blitz:a car that will blitz through rough terrain.
- shortening of blitzkrieg 1935–40
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
blitz /blɪts/ n
- a violent and sustained attack, esp with intensive aerial bombardment
- any sudden intensive attack or concerted effort
- a defensive charge on the quarterback
Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from German Blitzkrieg lightning war
- (transitive) to attack suddenly and intensively
Blitz /blɪts/ n
- the Blitz ⇒ the systematic night-time bombing of Britain in 1940–41 by the German Luftwaffe
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