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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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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

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Source: the company In India, Amazon invested aggressively, making use of powerful search and logistics technology as well as an advertising blitz and discounts to capture customers. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "Amazon, to Win in Booming Rural India, Reinvents Itself," 31 Dec. 2018 But after a week-long media blitz that at times veered into the petty and sensational-- SARA HAINES: You reference Trump's possible self-tanning, the size of his hands. NBC News, "Meet the Press- April 22,2018," 22 Apr. 2018 Trump’s Texas stop is part of a campaign blitz that is expected to last until Election Day. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz," 22 Oct. 2018 Walker’s turnout machine and access to deep-pocketed donors has some Democrats concerned that Baldwin could be the victim of a late-race blitz. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Fox News Power Rankings: Hello, Wisconsin," 12 July 2018 On Day Four of that five-day building blitz of 150 new homes across Canada, Jimmy Carter, then 92, became dehydrated and was briefly hospitalized out of precaution. Jill Vejnoska, ajc, "Happy 72nd wedding anniversary, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter!," 3 July 2018 That latter continued its trailer blitz this week with a six-minute look at life aboard a train. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The sordid tale of Starbreeze's stumbles, Overwatch players learn piano (with guns)," 1 Feb. 2019 But that diversity would stem more from his safeties in coverage and linebackers on blitzes. Andy Benoit,, "In San Francisco, the NFL’s Next Great Defensive Force Emerges," 22 June 2018 Bennett dropped into coverage several times with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz obviously working on zone blitzes. Jeff Mclane,, "Eagles practice observations: Sidney Jones held back with 'soreness;' Carson Wentz dials it up; Darren Sproles takes mental reps," 12 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of blitz

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

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