Definition of Blitz

1. Noun. (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line.

Exact synonyms: Linebacker Blitzing, Safety Blitz
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Play



2. Verb. Attack suddenly and without warning. "Hitler blitzed Poland"
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack

3. Noun. A swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment.
Exact synonyms: Blitzkrieg
Generic synonyms: Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

Definition of Blitz

1. Proper noun. The series of air raids launched on various cities in Britain (not just London) by the German airforce in 1940-1. They were also known as the Baedeker Raids. ¹

2. Noun. A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A sudden effort, as ''a publicity blitz''. ¹

4. Noun. (American football) action of a defensive football player who rushes the passer of the football. ¹

5. Noun. (chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves. ¹

6. Noun. A swift and overwhelming attack. ¹

7. Verb. To attack. ¹

8. Verb. (American football) To rush the passer. ¹

9. Verb. (cooking) To purée or chop (food products) using a food processor or blender. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blitz

1. to subject to a sudden attack [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blitz

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blitheness
blither
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blithering
blithers
blithesome
blithesomely
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blitzkrieg
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blive
blivet
blivets
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blivits
blix

Literary usage of Blitz

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1. Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica by Frederic Madden, Bulkeley Bandinel, John Gough Nichols (1835)
"Thus the Society has been able, through its transcripts, to let Exeter churches which lost their records through the Blitz, recover at least a copy of their ..."

2. Challenging Horizons: Qantas 1939-1954 by John Gunn (1987)
"... A British Diplomatic Blitz 1946 "We know of no suitable British [aircraft] types to competitively bridge over the vital gap of the next four, ..."

3. Magic: Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, Including Trick Photography by Albert Allis Hopkins, Henry Ridgely Evans (1901)
"Antonio Blitz, a very clever performer, no sooner arrived in the United States than imitators sprang up like mushrooms in a single night. ..."

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