blitz

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German.

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Noun[edit]

blitz ‎(plural blitzes)

  1. A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz.
  2. (figuratively) A sudden effort.
    a publicity blitz
  3. (American football) The action of one or more defensive football players rushing the passer of the football.
  4. (chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.
  5. A swift and overwhelming attack.

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Verb[edit]

blitz ‎(third-person singular simple present blitzes, present participle blitzing, simple past and past participle blitzed)

  1. To perform a blitz
    The Washington High defense almost always blitzes on third down.
  2. To attack.
  3. (cooking) To purée or chop (food products) using a food processor or blender.
    To make nut roast, you have to blitz the nuts in the food processor before adding the parsley and breadcrumbs.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English, shortened from blitzkrieg, from German.

Noun[edit]

blitz m ‎(invariable)

  1. blitz

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German.

Noun[edit]

blitz f (plural blitz)

  1. a sudden police raid, especially on roads