blitzkrieg
noun Etymology: German, from Blitz lightning + Krieg war Date: 1939 1. war conducted with great speed and force; specifically a violent surprise offensive by massed air forces and mechanized ground forces in close coordination 2. blitz 2a • blitzkrieg transitive verb

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  • blitzkrieg — s.n. (Germanism) Război fulger . [< germ. Blitzkrieg]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 21.11.2004. Sursa: DN  BLÍTZKRIEG BLIŢ KRIG/ s. n. război fulger . (< germ. Blitzkrieg) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • blitzkrieg — litz krieg v. to fight a quick and surprising war. Syn: fight a blitzkrieg. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blitzkrieg — rapid attack, 1939, from Ger. Blitzkrieg, from Blitz lightning (from M.H.G. blicze, back formation from bliczen to flash, from O.H.G. blecchazzen to flash, lighten (8c.), from P.Gmc. *blikkatjan, from PIE root *bhel (1) to shine, flash, burn; see …   Etymology dictionary

  • blitzkrieg — |blitsecrigue| s. f. O mesmo que guerra relâmpago. • Plural: blitzkriegen.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra alemã blitzkrieg …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • blitzkrieg — litz krieg (bl[i^]tz kr[=e]g), n. [German, blitz lightning + krieg war.] an overwhelming all out attack with infantry, armor, and air forces, especially by surprise against an unprepared enemy. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blitzkrieg — index onset (assault) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • blitzkrieg — [blits′krēg΄] n. [Ger < blitz, lightning + krieg, war] 1. sudden, swift, large scale offensive warfare intended to win a quick victory 2. any sudden, overwhelming attack …   English World dictionary

  • Blitzkrieg — Para la banda de metal, véase Blitzkrieg (banda). Tropas de la Wehrmacht junto a un carro de combate Tiger I en junio de 1943. La …   Wikipedia Español

  • Blitzkrieg — Der Blitzkrieg ist eine militärische Strategie, die, von Rüstungsfragen ausgehend, eine Eskalation des Konfliktes zu einem Totalen Krieg verhindern soll und dies über einen schnellen operativen Sieg anstrebt. Die Wehrmacht verwendete eine Form… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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