an overwhelming all-out attack, especially 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.
Football. act or instance of charging directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped; red-dogging.
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.
to destroy; demolish: His last-minute refusal blitzed all our plans.
Football. to charge directly and immediately at the passer; red-dog.
to move in the manner of a blitz: a car that will blitz through rough terrain.
- blitzer, noun
- blintz, blitz
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How to use blitz in a sentence
The application arrives as public health experts gird for a blitz of coronavirus cases seeded by holiday travels and gatherings — a surge coming so soon that no vaccine can blunt it.Moderna to ask the FDA to greenlight its coronavirus vaccine | Carolyn Y. Johnson | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Washington’s defense gave its offense one more chance after a third-down sack by rookie safety Kam Curl on a blitz.Washington loses Kyle Allen to injury, and Alex Smith’s comeback bid vs. Giants falls short | Nicki Jhabvala | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
Technology platforms have released a blitz of new rules to curb misinformation after mounting momentum for movements such as QAnon.YouTube follows Facebook in banning QAnon, but with caveats | Verne Kopytoff | October 15, 2020 | Fortune
Epic has engaged in a full-scale, pre-planned media blitz surrounding its decision to breach its agreement with Apple, creating ad campaigns around the effort that continue to this day.Apple says Epic is acting as ‘a saboteur, not a martyr’ in app store challenge | radmarya | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
The center snapped the ball and the Bulldogs sent a blitz, rushing Tagovailoa with two extra players, forcing him to throw the ball out of bounds.NFL Decision to Stick to Draft Date May Penalize Some ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ | Shirley Carswell | April 23, 2020 | TruthBeTold.news
It reminds me of an uncle of mine who said the London blitz was irritating.
That fall, soon after the German blitz on London began, Kennedy headed back to the U.S.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’ | Clive Irving | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I collected bits of them, but my blitz was safely vicarious.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive | Clive Irving | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now the time for the bombing blitz and commando raids appears to be approaching.
In one ad blitz, former employees at a closed steel mill call Romney and Bain job destroyers and economic vampires.
Dollmann introduced us, calling him Commander von Brning, in command of the torpedo gunboat blitz.
His news was that the blitz's steam-cutter had come in on the morning tide, and he had met von Brning when marketing at the inn.
The hull of the blitz loomed up, and a minute later our kedge was splashing overboard and the launch was backing alongside.
Then I understood—only men-of-war sound bugles—the blitz was here then; and very natural, too, I thought, and strode on.
I shall be going back to the blitz on the evening tide, but you'll be busy then with your own boat.'
British Dictionary definitions for blitz (1 of 2)
a violent and sustained attack, esp with intensive aerial bombardment
any sudden intensive attack or concerted effort: an advertising blitz; a drink-driving blitz
American football a defensive charge on the quarterback
(tr) to attack suddenly and intensively
British Dictionary definitions for Blitz (2 of 2)
the Blitz the systematic night-time bombing of Britain in 1940–41 by the German Luftwaffe
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