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BLITZ

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blitz mean? 

BLITZ (noun)
  The noun BLITZ has 2 senses:

1. (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
2. a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment

  Familiarity information: BLITZ used as a noun is rare.


BLITZ (verb)
  The verb BLITZ has 1 sense:

1. attack suddenly and without warning

  Familiarity information: BLITZ used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLITZ (noun)


Sense 1blitz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

blitz; linebacker blitzing; safety blitz

Hypernyms ("blitz" is a kind of...):

maneuver; manoeuvre; play (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill)

Domain category:

American football; American football game (a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays)


Sense 2blitz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

blitzkrieg; blitz

Hypernyms ("blitz" is a kind of...):

attack; onrush; onset; onslaught ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons))

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


BLITZ (verb)


Sense 1blitz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attack suddenly and without warning

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

Hitler blitzed Poland

Hypernyms (to "blitz" is one way to...):

assail; attack (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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