Pronunciation Noun


  1. (countable) A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to the Blitz.
  2. (countable, figurative) A swift and overwhelming attack or effort.
    We embarked on a publicity blitz, putting posters and flyers all around town.
  3. (countable, American football) A play in which additional defenders beyond the defensive linemen rush the passer.
  4. (uncountable, chess) Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

blitz (blitzes, present participle blitzing; past and past participle blitzed)

  1. (transitive) To attack quickly or suddenly, as by an air raid or similar action.
  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.
    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.
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (historical) The series of air raids launched on various cities in Great Britain by the German air force in 1940-41 during World War II. They were also known as the Baedeker Raids.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.007
Offline English dictionary