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“blitz” in British English

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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

Idiom(s)

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/

the big attacks on British towns made by German aircraft in 1940–1:

She was killed in/during the Blitz.

(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 /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)