\ ˈblits How to pronounce blitz (audio) \
plural blitzes

Definition of blitz

b(1) : an intensive aerial military campaign
(2) : air raid
2a : 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

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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 Part of the regulatory blitz that has ensnared tech companies, private tutors and others, the campaign targeting live-streamers is about more than just showing Internet upstarts who is boss. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 Major players in telehealth are banding together in D.C. ahead of a major lobbying blitz to preserve regulatory flexibilities granted during the pandemic. Casey Ross And Maddie Bender, STAT, 10 Dec. 2021 Politico notes that drugmakers are in the midst of a lobbying blitz over pharmacy benefits. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, 9 Dec. 2021 The two Georgia Senate contests between Loeffler and Warnock and between incumbent GOP Sen. David Perdue and challenger Jon Ossoff were the target of an ad blitz worth tens of thousands of dollars by a conservative group named C3 PAC. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 7 Dec. 2021 The agreement is only the latest episode of a marketing blitz that has kept rolling throughout the fall. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 16 Nov. 2021 Introduced in the middle of an M&A blitz, the change was approved by a 3-2 vote, with the FTC’s two Republicans dissenting over concerns about what the change will mean for deal flows and agency resources. Declan Harty, Fortune, 29 Oct. 2021 The timing of the blitz and situations are important, though. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 21 Oct. 2021 Yet none of that matters in the face of a minor lobbying blitz from interested parties. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 28 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of blitz

circa 1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of blitz was circa 1939

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“Blitz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of blitz

: a military attack in which many bombs are dropped from airplanes
: a fast and powerful effort
: a sudden attack or effort to stop or end something

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