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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
blitz /blɪts/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [countable]
  1. Military, World Historya sudden, swift, and overwhelming military attack.
  2. any swift, vigorous attack or defeat.

v. [+ object]
  1. Militaryto attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with a blitz:blitzed all our proposals.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
blitz  (blits),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Military
    • Militaryan overwhelming all-out attack, esp. a swift ground attack using armored units and air support.
    • an intensive aerial bombing.
  2. any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat:a blitz of commercials every few minutes.
  3. Sport[Football.]act or instance of charging directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped;
    red-dogging.
  4. Gamesbingo.

v.t. 
  1. 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.
  2. to destroy;
    demolish:His last-minute refusal blitzed all our plans.

v.i. 
  1. Sport[Football.]to charge directly and immediately at the passer;
    red-dog.
  2. to move in the manner of a blitz:a car that will blitz through rough terrain.
blitzer, n. 
  • shortening of blitzkrieg 1935–40


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

blitz /blɪts/ n
  1. a violent and sustained attack, esp with intensive aerial bombardment
  2. any sudden intensive attack or concerted effort
  3. a defensive charge on the quarterback
vb
  1. (transitive) to attack suddenly and intensively
Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from German Blitzkrieg lightning war



Blitz /blɪts/ n
  1. the Blitzthe systematic night-time bombing of Britain in 1940–41 by the German Luftwaffe



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