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blitz (n.)

"sudden overwhelming attack," 1940, shortening of blitzkrieg (1939). The use in U.S. football is from 1959. As a verb, 1940, from the noun. Related: Blitzed; blitzing.

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Definitions of blitz from WordNet
1
blitz (n.)
(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line;
Synonyms: safety blitz / linebacker blitzing
blitz (n.)
a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment;
Synonyms: blitzkrieg
2
blitz (v.)
attack suddenly and without warning;
Hitler blitzed Poland
From wordnet.princeton.edu