See also: Blitz
- (countable) A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to the Blitz.
- (countable, figuratively) A swift and overwhelming attack or effort.
- We embarked on a publicity blitz, putting posters and flyers all around town.
- 2018 April 10, Daniel Taylor, “Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback”, in The Guardian:
- Ultimately, though, Liverpool had inflicted a grievous result in the first leg when they scored three times in a 19-minute blitz and, importantly, did not concede an away goal.
- (countable, American football) A play in which additional defenders beyond the defensive linemen rush the passer.
- (uncountable, chess) Short for .
- 2013 June 24, Mark Samuelian, “Speed Chess Changed My Brain”, in The Atlantic:
- What I had played was chess. Specially, I knocked out some 2,000 games of speed (or "blitz") chess in the two months leading up to the tournament. In fact, I played so much that I'm currently in the top half-percent of more than 1.3 million of blitz players at an online chess competition site.
- 2015, Mark Dvoretsky, For Friends and Colleagues, volume 2:
- In order to avoid misunderstanding, I must note that I object to the attempts to displace normal chess with fast play, not rapid or blitz in general. I love them both, and, if I were to choose which to play, classic or rapid, I would choose rapid.
- (cooking) The act of blending or puréeing food using a blender or processor
swift and overwhelming attack
- (transitive) To attack quickly or suddenly, as by an air raid or similar action.
- Synonym: charge
- (intransitive, American football) To perform a blitz.
- The Washington High defense almost always blitzes on third down.
- (transitive, cooking) To purée or chop (food products) using a food processor or blender.
- Synonym: zhoosh
- To make nut roast, you have to blitz the nuts in the food processor before adding the parsley and breadcrumbs.
- (transitive, informal) To do something quickly or in one session.
Declension of blitz
blitz m (invariable)
blitz f (invariable)
- random checkpoint (a hastily set-up point along a road where the police stop random drivers)