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Blitz   /blɪts/   Listen
Blitz

noun
1.
(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line.  Synonyms: linebacker blitzing, safety blitz.
2.
A swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment.  Synonym: blitzkrieg.



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"Blitz" Quotes from Famous Books



... these American days. Perfect alchemists I keep, who can transmute substances without end; and thus the corner of my garden is an inexhaustible treasure-chest. Here you can dig, not gold, but the value which gold merely represents; and there is no Signor Blitz about it. Yet farmers' sons will stare by the hour to see a juggler draw ribbons from his throat, though he tells them it is all deception. Surely, men ...
— Excursions • Henry D. Thoreau

... emigrative tendency towards Belgravia—musical daughters—Herr Moscheles, Benedick, Ella,—Osborne, constantly at dinner-sonatas in P flat (op. 936), composed and dedicated to Miss Euphemia Baines, by her most obliged, most obedient servant, Ferdinando Blitz. Baines hopes that his young friend will come constantly to York Terrace, where the most girls will be happy to see him; and mentions at home a singular whim of Colonel Newcome's, who can give his son twelve or fifteen hundred a year, and makes an artist of him. Euphemia and Flora adore artists; ...
— The Newcomes • William Makepeace Thackeray



Words linked to "Blitz" :   play, maneuver, armed forces, linebacker blitzing, onset, military machine, assail, manoeuvre, American football, onslaught, American football game, military, war machine, armed services, attack, onrush



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