Definition of blitz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//blɪts//
    ; NAmE NAmE//blɪts//
    Marketing, Conflict
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] something which is done with a lot of energy an advertising/a media blitz (= a lot of information about something on television, in newspapers, etc.) See related entries: Marketing
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] a sudden attack Five shops were damaged in a firebomb blitz. blitz on something (figurative) a blitz on passengers who avoid paying fares (figurative) I've had a blitz on the house (= cleaned it very thoroughly). See related entries: Conflict
  3. 3the Blitz [singular] the German air attacks on the United Kingdom in 1940–1 See related entries: Conflict
  4. Word Originabbreviation of blitzkrieg.Extra examples Many people died in the London Blitz. We decided to have a blitz on the kitchen. a blitz on illegal parking an all-out blitz on crime
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