blitz

noun \ ˈblits \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of blitz

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

  1. The company is planning an advertising blitz for the new product.

  2. a multimedia blitz of advertisements for the summer blockbuster

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First Known Use of blitz

circa 1939

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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BLITZ Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blitz for English Language Learners

  • : 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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