blitz

noun

plural blitzes
1
b(1)
: an intensive aerial military campaign
(2)
2
a
: a fast intensive nonmilitary campaign or attack
an advertising blitz
b
: a rush of the passer by a defensive linebacker, back, or end in football
3
: an occurrence in which large numbers of fish gather to chase and feed on prey or bait
At Race Point there was an amazing blitz as stripers and blues pushed Atlantic needlefish ashore.Gene Bourque
blitz verb

Examples of blitz in a Sentence

The company is planning an advertising blitz for the new product. a multimedia blitz of advertisements for the summer blockbuster
Recent Examples on the Web In last season’s AFC championship game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo mostly baffled the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player with a mix of man and zone coverage, as well as blitzes. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 13 June 2024 Republicans have announced a blitz of initiatives aimed at delivering this message. Maya King, New York Times, 10 June 2024 With little over two days left before the deadline for remote voting closes, the Tesla CEO and his otherwise media-shy chair, Robyn Denholm, have mounted a last-second campaign blitz aimed at pushing his record pay deal over the finish line. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 10 June 2024 The multimedia blitz, capped off with the new Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film, comprises a sage act of asset management wrapped in self-empowerment language. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 14 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for blitz 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of blitz was circa 1939

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“Blitz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blitz. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blitz

noun
1
a
: an all-out series of air raids
b
2
: a fast thorough campaign
an advertising blitz for a new product
blitz verb

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