from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blitzkrieg.
- n. A heavy aerial bombardment.
- n. An intense campaign: a media blitz focused on young voters.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To subject to a blitz.
- transitive v. Football To rush (the quarterback) in a blitz.
- intransitive v. Football To carry out a blitz.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden attack, especially an air raid; usually with reference to The Blitz.
- n. A sudden effort, as a publicity blitz.
- n. action of a defensive football player who rushes the passer of the football.
- n. Blitz chess, a form of chess with a short time limit for moves.
- n. A swift and overwhelming attack.
- v. To attack.
- v. To rush the passer.
- v. To purée or chop (food products) using a food processor or blender.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a quick move by defensive players toward the passer on the offensive team, as soon as the ball is snapped; -- it is used when the defensive teams assumes that a pass will be attempted, and risks allowing substantial gains by the offensive team if other plays are in fact planned.
- n. a rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment. Same as blitzkrieg
- n. any vigorous and intensive attack, bombardment, or assault, literally or figuratively; ; the German blitz on London.
- n. same as blitz chess.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
- n. a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
- v. attack suddenly and without warning
Short for blitzkrieg.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened from Blitzkrieg. (Wiktionary)