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blitz

[blits]
noun
1.
Military.
a.
an overwhelming all-out attack, especially a swift ground attack using armored units and air support.
b.
an intensive aerial bombing.
2.
any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat: a blitz of commercials every few minutes.
3.
Football. act or instance of charging directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped; red-dogging.
verb (used with object)
5.
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.
6.
to destroy; demolish: His last-minute refusal blitzed all our plans.
verb (used without object)
7.
Football. to charge directly and immediately at the passer; red-dog.
8.
to move in the manner of a blitz: a car that will blitz through rough terrain.

Origin:
1935–40; shortening of blitzkrieg

blitzer, noun

blintze, blitz.
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blitz (blɪts)
 
n
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
 
vb
4.  (tr) to attack suddenly and intensively
 
[C20: shortened from German Blitzkrieg lightning war]

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

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Word Origin & History

blitz
"sudden overwhelming attack," 1940, shortening of blitzkrieg (1939). The use in U.S. football is from 1963.
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Example sentences
Chances are, if the private forests have been blitzed, more intensive management of public forests would not be implemented.
We simply get blitzed with too many messages that don't have anything to do with real success.
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