- an overwhelming all-out attack, especially a swift ground attack using armored units and air support.
- an intensive aerial bombing.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of blitz
Examples from the Web for blitz
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|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|DAILY BEAST
In one ad blitz, former employees at a closed steel mill call Romney and Bain job destroyers and economic vampires.
The Blitz begins Monday at 11 p.m. EST with J. Cole in Queens.
He could not have testified from side view that it was Roque, so he took a chance on "Blitz."
Blitz—for Blitz it was—whined his receipt for the red token, backed from the aperture, and padded away like the wind.
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.
Remember how we used to mix it with them Jerry bandits tryin' to blitz London?A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
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Word Origin for blitz
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Word Origin and History for blitz
"sudden overwhelming attack," 1940, shortening of blitzkrieg (1939). The use in U.S. football is from 1959. As a verb, 1940, from the noun. Related: Blitzed; blitzing.