blitz

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
  4. To do something quickly or in one session

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

blitz m ‎(invariable)

  1. blitz

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

blitz f (plural blitz)

  1. a sudden police raid, especially on roads