an overwhelming all-out attack, especially a swift ground attack using armored units and air support.
an intensive aerial bombing.
any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat: a blitz of commercials every few minutes.
Football. act or instance of charging directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped; red-dogging.
verb (used with object)
to attack or defeat with or as if with a blitz: The town was blitzed mercilessly by enemy planes. The visitors really blitzed the home team.
to destroy; demolish: His last-minute refusal blitzed all our plans.
verb (used without object)
Football. to charge directly and immediately at the passer; red-dog.
to move in the manner of a blitz: a car that will blitz through rough terrain.

1935–40; shortening of blitzkrieg

blitzer, noun

blintze, blitz. Unabridged
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blitz (blɪts)
1.  a violent and sustained attack, esp with intensive aerial bombardment
2.  any sudden intensive attack or concerted effort: an advertising blitz; a drink-driving blitz
3.  American football a defensive charge on the quarterback
4.  (tr) to attack suddenly and intensively
[C20: shortened from German Blitzkrieg lightning war]

Blitz (blɪts)
the Blitz the systematic night-time bombing of Britain in 1940--41 by the German Luftwaffe

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Word Origin & History

"sudden overwhelming attack," 1940, shortening of blitzkrieg (1939). The use in U.S. football is from 1963.
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Slang Dictionary

blitz definition

  1. n.
    a devastating attack. : After that blitz from the boss, you must feel sort of shaken.
  2. tv.
    to attack and defeat someone or demolish something. : The team from downstate blitzed our local team for the third year in a row.
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Example sentences
They are among the three or four best blitz players in the world and relish
  beating each other.
However we're in for a propaganda blitz by these lenders.
It is the equivalent of a coast-to-coast marketing blitz.
The anti-cloning faction is about to face a media blitz launched by people with
  lots of money and celebrity ties.
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