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blitz

 (blĭts)
n.
1.
a. A blitzkrieg.
b. A heavy aerial bombardment.
2. An intense campaign: a media blitz focused on young voters.
3. 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.
v. blitzed, blitz·ing, blitz·es
v.tr.
1. To subject to a blitz.
2. Football To rush (the quarterback) in a blitz.
v.intr. Football
To carry out a blitz.

[Short for blitzkrieg.]

blitz

(blɪts)
n
1. (Military) a violent and sustained attack, esp with intensive aerial bombardment
2. any sudden intensive attack or concerted effort: an advertising blitz; a drink-driving blitz.
3. (Soccer) American football a defensive charge on the quarterback
4. (Rugby) American football a defensive charge on the quarterback
vb
(tr) to attack suddenly and intensively
[C20: shortened from German Blitzkrieg lightning war]

Blitz

(blɪts)
n
(Historical Terms) the Blitz the systematic night-time bombing of Britain in 1940–41 by the German Luftwaffe

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.

blitz


Past participle: blitzed
Gerund: blitzing

Imperative
blitz
blitz
Present
I blitz
you blitz
he/she/it blitzes
we blitz
you blitz
they blitz
Preterite
I blitzed
you blitzed
he/she/it blitzed
we blitzed
you blitzed
they blitzed
Present Continuous
I am blitzing
you are blitzing
he/she/it is blitzing
we are blitzing
you are blitzing
they are blitzing
Present Perfect
I have blitzed
you have blitzed
he/she/it has blitzed
we have blitzed
you have blitzed
they have blitzed
Past Continuous
I was blitzing
you were blitzing
he/she/it was blitzing
we were blitzing
you were blitzing
they were blitzing
Past Perfect
I had blitzed
you had blitzed
he/she/it had blitzed
we had blitzed
you had blitzed
they had blitzed
Future
I will blitz
you will blitz
he/she/it will blitz
we will blitz
you will blitz
they will blitz
Future Perfect
I will have blitzed
you will have blitzed
he/she/it will have blitzed
we will have blitzed
you will have blitzed
they will have blitzed
Future Continuous
I will be blitzing
you will be blitzing
he/she/it will be blitzing
we will be blitzing
you will be blitzing
they will be blitzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blitzing
you have been blitzing
he/she/it has been blitzing
we have been blitzing
you have been blitzing
they have been blitzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blitzing
you will have been blitzing
he/she/it will have been blitzing
we will have been blitzing
you will have been blitzing
they will have been blitzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blitzing
you had been blitzing
he/she/it had been blitzing
we had been blitzing
you had been blitzing
they had been blitzing
Conditional
I would blitz
you would blitz
he/she/it would blitz
we would blitz
you would blitz
they would blitz
Past Conditional
I would have blitzed
you would have blitzed
he/she/it would have blitzed
we would have blitzed
you would have blitzed
they would have blitzed

blitz

1. An aerial campaign with heavy bombardment. Applied particularly to German bombings of Warsaw and London.
2. Rush by additional defenders to tackle the opposing quarterback before he can get rid of the ball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blitz - (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive lineblitz - (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
2.blitz - a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardmentblitz - 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.blitz - attack suddenly and without warningblitz - attack suddenly and without warning; "Hitler blitzed Poland"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

blitz

noun
1. attack, strike, assault, raid, offensive, onslaught, bombardment, bombing campaign, blitzkrieg Security forces are active since the bombing blitz last month.
2. crackdown, drive, campaign, push (informal), crusade, onslaught, clampdown a blitz on incorrect grammar
Translations
حَرْبٌ خاطِفَةٌيَشِنُّ هُجوما خاطِفا
bleskově zaútočitbleskový útokbombardovat
føre lynkrig modlynkrig
villámháború
gera loftsprengjuárás áleifturstríî
staigiai pultistaigus puolimas
negaidot uzbruktzibenskarš
prudký útok
hava hücumuhava saldırısıhava saldırısı yapmak

blitz

[blɪts]
A. N
1. (Mil) → guerra f relámpago (Aer) → bombardeo m aéreo
the Blitz (Brit) (Hist) el bombardeo alemán de Gran Bretaña en 1940 y 1941
2. (fig) → campaña f (on contra) I'm going to have a blitz on ironing tomorrowmañana voy a atacar la plancha
B. VT (Mil) → bombardear

blitz

[ˈblɪts]
n
(= bombing) → bombardement m (aérien)
a media blitz (= campaign) → un bombardement médiatique
to have a blitz on sth (= make an onslaught on) → s'attaquer à qch
vt [+ city, building] → bombarder

blitz

n
Blitzkrieg m; (aerial) → Luftangriff m; the Blitz deutscher Luftangriff auf britische Städte 1940-41
(fig inf)Blitzaktion f; he had a blitz on his roomer machte gründlich in seinem Zimmer sauber

blitz

[blɪts]
1. n (Mil) → blitz m inv
to have a blitz on sth (fig) → prendere d'assalto qc
2. vtbombardare

blitz

(blits) noun
a sudden, vigorous attack, originally in war.
verb
to make an attack on (usually in war). They blitzed London during the war.
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