Definition of blitzkrieg in English:

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blitzkrieg

Pronunciation: /ˈblitsˌkrēɡ/

noun

An intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory.
Example sentences
  • Another aspect of the centralized Soviet leadership was the role of partisan warfare in defeating the blitzkrieg.
  • During World War II, the German blitzkrieg demonstrated a major change in the conduct of warfare.
  • The idea of lightning strikes, blitzkriegs, and selective engagement per se is nothing new, going way back into military history.

Origin

World War II: from German, literally 'lightning war'.

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