- 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)
- blitz can,
Origin of blitz
Examples from the Web for blitzes
Cameron Sinclair blitzes through post-Sandy New York, and our Malcolm Jones is there.After Sandy, Architecture for Humanity Gets Down to Work|Malcolm Jones|November 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin 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.