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blitz

Noun

1 (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line [syn: safety blitz, linebacker blitzing]
2 a rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment v : attack suddenly and without warning; "Hitler blitzed Poland"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Shortened from Blitzkrieg.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz.
  2. A sudden effort, as a publicity blitz.
  3. action of a defensive football player who rushes the passer of the football.
  4. Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.

Synonyms

Translations

A sudden attack
action of a defensive football player who rushes the passer of the football

Verb

  1. To attack.
  2. To rush the passer.
  3. (culinary) 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.

Extensive Definition

Blitz, German for "lightning" or "very fast", may refer to:
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In music:
Relating to vehicles:
Related to business:
blitz in German: Blitz (Begriffsklärung)
blitz in French: Blitz (homonymie)
blitz in Hebrew: בליץ
blitz in Dutch: Blitzkrieg#Blitz_op_Londen
blitz in Norwegian: Blitz (andre betydninger)
blitz in Portuguese: Blitz (desambiguação)
blitz in Finnish: Blitz

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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