blitz [ blits ]
a. an overwhelming all-out attack, especially a swift ground attack using armored units and air support.
b. an intensive aerial bombing.
2. any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat: a blitz of commercials every few minutes.
3. Football. act or instance of charging directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped; red-dogging.
verb (used with object)
5. to 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.
6. to destroy; demolish: His last-minute refusal blitzed all our plans.
verb (used without object)
7. Football. to charge directly and immediately at the passer; red-dog.
8. to move in the manner of a blitz: a car that will blitz through rough terrain.
OTHER WORDS FROM BLITZ
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH BLITZ
WORDS RELATED TO BLITZ
raid, onslaught, offensive, assault, bombardment, bombing, shelling, strike, blitzkrieg
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Origin: First recorded in 1935–40; shortening of blitzkrieg
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