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See also: Blitz
- (countable) A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to the Blitz.
- (countable, figurative) A swift and overwhelming attack or effort.
- We embarked on a publicity blitz, putting posters and flyers all around town.
- 2018 April 10, Daniel Taylor, “Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback”, in The Guardian (London):
- Ultimately, though, Liverpool had inflicted a grievous result in the first leg when they scored three times in a 19-minute blitz and, importantly, did not concede an away goal.
- (countable, American football) A play in which additional defenders beyond the defensive linemen rush the passer.
- (uncountable, chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.
- (chess): speed chess
swift and overwhelming attack
- (transitive) To attack quickly or suddenly, as by an air raid or similar action.
- (intransitive, American football) To perform a blitz.
- The Washington High defense almost always blitzes on third down.
- (transitive, 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.
- (transitive, informal) To do something quickly or in one session.
- (attack suddenly): charge
- (American football):
- (use a food processor): zhoosh
- (do something quickly): hurry, zoom; see also Thesaurus:rush
Declension of blitz
blitz m (invariable)
blitz f (plural blitz)
- random checkpoint (a hastily set-up point along a road where the police stop random drivers)