- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of blitzer
BLITZER: But you think Russia is a bigger foe right now than, let's say, Iran or China or North Korea?Romney’s One Quip on Russia Trumps Obama’s Former Declarations
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She told Blitzer that many no longer can relate to the traditional ideas of God.Vets Discuss Healing After the Horrors of War
November 15, 2012
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Blitzer pointed out he was only repeating Gingrich's own words.Newt's Very Bad Night
January 27, 2012
Romney clearly sided with Blitzer, eager to discuss the nasty attacks against him.Romney Commands, Santorum Wins on Points, Newt Flails at CNN GOP Debate
January 27, 2012
- a violent and sustained attack, esp with intensive aerial bombardment
- any sudden intensive attack or concerted effortan advertising blitz; a drink-driving blitz
- American football a defensive charge on the quarterback
- (tr) to attack suddenly and intensively
Word Origin for blitz
- the Blitz the systematic night-time bombing of Britain in 1940–41 by the German Luftwaffe
Word Origin and History for blitzer
"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.