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blitznoun [C]

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

a fast, violent attack on a town, city, etc., usually with bombs dropped from aircraft
(in American football) an occasion when players run directly at the opposing quarterback in order to try to stop him throwing the ball
  • blitz noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

specialized games the situation in which both players have to make a lot of moves in a very short period at the end of a game of chess, before the time allowed is past

blitzverb [T]

  • blitz verb [T] (ATTACK)

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

informal to mix or cut up food quickly in or with an electric machine or tool: The vegetables can be left in the stock and blitzed with a hand blender.
  • blitz verb [T] (KEEP SENDING)

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

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

UK informal to make a great effort 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 violent military attack, usually with bombs dropped from aircraft
A blitz is also a big and determined effort to do something, esp. in business: That computer needs 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 short period of time during which a company, government, etc. makes a special effort in a particular area of business or economic activity: The legislation is part of a blitz of new climate change bills. an advertising/marketing/media blitz
(Definition of blitz from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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