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blitznoun [ C ]

uk /blɪts/ us /blɪts/

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.

the Blitznoun [ S ]

uk /blɪts/ us /blɪts/

(Definition of “blitz” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 /blɪts/ us 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.

(Definition of “blitz” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)