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Meaning of “blitz” in the English Dictionary

"blitz" in British English

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blitznoun [C]

uk   us   /blɪts/
  • blitz noun [C] (ATTACK)

a ​fast, ​violentattack on a ​town, ​city, etc., usually with ​bombsdropped from ​aircraft (in American ​football) an ​occasion when ​playersrundirectly at the ​opposing quarterback in ​order to ​try to ​stop him ​throwing the ​ball
  • blitz noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

a lot of ​energeticactivity: The ​car was ​launched with a ​massive media/​advertising blitz, ​involvingnewspapers, ​magazines, ​television and ​radio. specialized games the ​situation in which both ​players have to make a lot of ​moves in a very ​shortperiod at the end of a ​game of chess, before the ​timeallowed is past

blitzverb [T]

  • blitz verb [T] (ATTACK)

to ​attack a ​town, ​city, etc. ​quickly and ​violently, usually with ​bombsdropped from ​aircraft: All around were the ​shells of blitzed ​buildings. (in American ​football ) to ​rundirectly at the ​opposing quarterback in ​order to ​try and ​stop him ​throwing the ​ball
  • blitz verb [T] (MIX)

informal to ​mix or ​cut up ​foodquickly in or with an ​electricmachine or ​tool: The ​vegetables can be ​left in the ​stock and blitzed with a ​handblender.
  • blitz verb [T] (KEEP SENDING)

informal to ​keepsending or doing something many ​times over a ​shortperiod of ​time: Both ​campaigns are blitzing the ​airwaves with ads.
  • blitz verb [T] (DEFEAT)

informal to ​defeat an ​opponentquickly and ​easily: He ​absolutely blitzed his ​rivals.
  • blitz verb [T] (MAKE EFFORT)

UK informal to make a ​greateffort to ​improve something or do something that ​needs to be done: I ​decided to blitz the ​housework in one ​afternoon.
(Definition of blitz from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blitz" in American English

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blitznoun [C]

 us   /blɪts/
a ​sudden and ​violentmilitaryattack, usually with ​bombsdropped from ​aircraft A blitz is also a ​big and ​determinedeffort to do something, esp. in ​business: That ​computerneeds an ​advertising blitz to ​sell it.
(Definition of blitz from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blitz" in Business English

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blitznoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /blɪts/ informal
a ​shortperiod of ​time during which a ​company, ​government, etc. makes a ​specialeffort in a particular ​area of ​business or ​economicactivity: The ​legislation is ​part of a blitz of new ​climatechangebills. an advertising/​marketing/​media blitz
(Definition of blitz from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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