See also: Blitz

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Shortened from blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /blɪts/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪts

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blitz (countable and uncountable, plural blitzes)

  1. (countable) A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to the Blitz.
  2. (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[1]:
      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.
    • 2021 March 25, Koichi Nakano, “The Olympics Are On! But Why?”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      He [Yoshihide Suga] seems to be counting on a media blitz with feel-good effects around the Games to improve his sagging popularity.
  3. (countable, American football) A play in which additional defenders beyond the defensive linemen rush the passer.
  4. (uncountable, chess) Short for blitz chess.
    • 2013 June 24, Mark Samuelian, “Speed Chess Changed My Brain”, in The Atlantic[3]:
      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.
  5. (cooking) The act of blending or puréeing food using a blender or processor

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blitz (third-person singular simple present blitzes, present participle blitzing, simple past and past participle blitzed)

  1. (transitive) To attack quickly or suddenly, as by an air raid or similar action.
    Synonym: charge
  2. (intransitive, American football) To perform a blitz.
    The Washington High defense almost always blitzes on third down.
  3. (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.
  4. (transitive, informal) To do something quickly or in one session.
    Synonyms: hurry, zoom; see also Thesaurus:rush

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EtymologyEdit

German Blitz

NounEdit

blitz

  1. (photography) flash, camera flash

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English blitz, shortened from English blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

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blitz m (invariable)

  1. blitz

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English blitz, shortened from English blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg.

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blitz f (invariable)

  1. random checkpoint (a hastily set-up point along a road where the police stop random drivers)