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blitheness | blither | blithering | blithesome | blitt | blitz | blitzkrieg | blitzstein | blive | blixen | blizzard



Noun, Verb (transitive)


  •  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.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  a rapid and violent military attack with intensive aerial bombardment. Same as blitzkrieg  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  any vigorous and intensive attack, bombardment, or assault, literally or figuratively; as, they used a blitz of television commercials to launch their new product; the German blitz on London.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  same as blitz chess.  [PJC]


blitz, n. & v. colloq.
1 a an intensive or sudden (esp. aerial) attack. b an energetic intensive attack, usu. on a specific task (must have a blitz on this room).
2 (the Blitz) the German air raids on London in 1940.
--v.tr. attack, damage, or destroy by a blitz.




aggravated assault, aggression, aim at, air raid, ambush, amphibious attack, area bombing, armed assault, assail, assailing, assailment, assault, attack, banzai attack, barrage, blast, blitzkrieg, blow to pieces, blow up, bomb, bombard, bombardment, bombing, breakthrough, bushwhack, cannon, cannonade, carpet bombing, charge, come at, come down on, commence firing, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crack down on, crippling attack, dead set at, descend on, descend upon, descent on, dive-bombing, diversion, diversionary attack, drive, enfilade, fall on, fall upon, fire a volley, fire at, fire upon, flank attack, frontal attack, fusillade, gang up on, gas attack, go at, go for, harry, have at, head-on attack, high-altitude bombing, hit, hit like lightning, infiltration, jump, land on, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, light into, lightning attack, lightning war, low-altitude bombing, mass attack, megadeath, mine, mortar, mug, mugging, offense, offensive, onset, onslaught, open fire, open up on, overkill, panzer warfare, pepper, pitch into, pop at, pounce upon, pound, precision bombing, push, rake, run against, run at, rush, sail into, sally, saturation bombing, set on, set upon, shell, shock tactics, shoot, shoot at, shuttle bombing, skip-bombing, snipe, snipe at, sortie, spring, strafe, strafing, strategic bombing, strike, surprise, swoop down on, tactical bombing, take aim at, take the offensive, torpedo, unprovoked assault, wade into, zero in on




N instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy, suddenness, abruptness, moment, instant, second, minute, twinkling, trice, flash, breath, crack, jiffy, coup, burst, flash of lightning, stroke of time, epoch, time, time of day, time of night, hour, minute, very minute, very time, very hour, present time, right time, true time, exact correct time, instantaneous, momentary, sudden, immediate, instant, abrupt, discontinuous, precipitous, precipitant, precipitate, subitaneous, hasty, quick as thought, quick as lightning, quick as a flash, rapid as electricity, speedy, quick, fast, fleet, swift, lively, blitz, rapid (velocity), instantaneously, in no time, in less than no time, presto, subito, instanter, suddenly, at a stroke, like a shot, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in a trice, in one's tracks, right away, toute a l'heure, at one jump, in the same breath, per saltum, uno saltu, at once, all at once, plump, slap, at one fell swoop, at the same instant, immediately, extempore, on the moment, on the spot, on the spur of the moment, no sooner said than done, just then, slap-dash, touch and go, no sooner said than done.

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