blitz

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blɪts/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪts

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[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.
    • 2021 March 25, Koichi Nakano, “The Olympics Are On! But Why?”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      He [Yoshihide Suga] seems to be counting on a media blitz with feel-good effects around the Games to improve his sagging popularity.
  3. (countable, American football) A play in which additional defenders beyond the defensive linemen rush the passer.
  4. (uncountable, chess) A time control in which both players have less than ten minutes per game.
    Synonym: speed chess
  5. (cooking) The act of blending or puréeing food using a blender or processor

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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.
    Synonym: charge
  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.
    Synonym: zhoosh
    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.
    Synonyms: hurry, zoom; see also Thesaurus:rush

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Blitz

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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Noun[edit]

blitz m (invariable)

  1. blitz

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blitz f (plural blitz)

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