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blitz·krieg

 (blĭts′krēg′)
n.
A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.

[German : Blitz, lightning (from Middle High German blitze, from bliczen, to flash, from Old High German blekkazzen; see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + Krieg, war (from Middle High German kriec, from Old High German krēg, stubbornness; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]

blitzkrieg

(ˈblɪtsˌkriːɡ)
n
(Military) a swift intensive military attack, esp using tanks supported by aircraft, designed to defeat the opposition quickly
[C20: from German: lightning war]

blitz

(blɪts)
n.
1. a sudden, swift, and overwhelming military attack, usu. using tanks and aerial bombardment.
2. the Blitz, the intensive aerial bombing of British cities by the Germans in 1940–41.
3. any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat.
4. Football. a direct charge upon the passer as soon as the ball is snapped.
5. a shutout in gin rummy.
v.t.
6. to attack, defeat, or destroy with or as if with a blitz.
7. Football. to charge (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.
[1935–40; shortening of blitzkrieg]
blitz′er, n.

blitzkrieg

A German word meaning lightning attack, used to mean a sudden intensive military offensive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blitzkrieg - a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardmentblitzkrieg - a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Verb1.blitzkrieg - fight a quick and surprising war
war - make or wage war

blitzkrieg

noun
A swift advance or attack:
Translations

blitzkrieg

[ˈblɪtskriːg] N
1. (Mil) → guerra f relámpago
2. (fig) (= attack) → arremetida f

blitzkrieg

[ˈblɪtsˌkriːg] nguerra f lampo inv
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Meanwhile the Belgian army was disintegrating, its bravery no match for Blitzkreig, while Holland was devastated from the air, 800 dying when Rotterdam was blitzed.
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Indeed, the only other group mentioned specifically in the Bishops' statements as victims of Nazism was Poland, the victim of Blitzkreig.
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But after just half an hour at Boundary Park yesterday, Hammam could have sat back and lit a cigar, safe in the knowledge that his expensively assembled team had taken a giant stride towards the play-offs with an opening period display of blitzkreig proportions.
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