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Definition of "blitz" []

  • A blitzkrieg. (noun)
  • A heavy aerial bombardment. (noun)
  • An intense campaign: a media blitz focused on young voters. (noun)
  • Football A sudden charge upon the quarterback by one or more of the linebackers or defensive backs when the ball is snapped. Also called red-dog. (noun)
  • To subject to a blitz. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blitz" in a sentence
  • "In the decades since the Blitz, the term "blitz" and "blitzkrieg" have become neologisms, commonly used in a number of contexts, from advertising to law enforcement operations to sports, to describe a combination of overwhelming force and speed."
  • "However, during the special session, the governor resurrected the idea — and despite another reported lobbying blitz from the industry (threatening swing district Democrats that money was going to pour into GOP coffers) — the tax — two cents per 12 ounce can of soda — passed."
  • "The double A-gap blitz is used throughout the league now, but it was authored in Philadelphia by Johnson, and McDermott still leans on it heavily."