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1 a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once
  • a multimedia blitz of advertisements for the summer blockbuster

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2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence
  • a massive aerial blitz that was supposed to shock and awe the enemy into immediate surrender

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3 a series of activities undertaken to achieve a goal
  • an all-out advertising blitz to promote the new soft drink

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Synonyms of blitz (Entry 2 of 2)

to use bombs or artillery against
  • in 1940 and 1941 the German air force blitzed London night after horrible night

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The first known use of blitz was circa 1939

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“Blitz.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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