blitz

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

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Noun[edit]

blitz (countable and uncountable, plural blitzes)

  1. (countable) A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to the Blitz.
  2. (countable, figuratively) 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)[1]:
      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.
  3. (countable, American football) The action of one or more defensive football players rushing the passer of the football.
  4. (uncountable, chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To attack quickly or suddenly, as by an air raid or similar action.
  2. (intransitive, American football) To perform a blitz.
    The Washington High defense almost always blitzes on third down.
  3. (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.
  4. (transitive, informal) To do something quickly or in one session.

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

blitz

  1. (photography) flash, camera flash

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English blitz, shortened from English blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

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blitz m (invariable)

  1. blitz

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English blitz, shortened from English blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

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blitz f (plural blitz)

  1. random checkpoint (a hastily set-up point along a road where the police stop random drivers)