(the Blitz) the German air raids on Britain in 1940–41.
2 informal a sudden, energetic, and concerted effort, typically on a specific task:a major press blitz
Football a charge of the passer by the defensive linebackers just after the ball is snapped.
3a form of chess in which moves must be made at very short intervals.
1attack or damage (a place or building) in a blitz:news came that Rotterdam had been blitzed figurativeorganizations blitzed Capitol Hill with mailgrams and postcards
2 Football attack (the passer) in a blitz.
(also the spirit of the Blitz)
British stoicism and determination in a difficult or dangerous situation, especially as displayed by a group of people:he urged the British public to show their Blitz spirit in the face of the recession