Translation of blitz in Spanish:

blitz

bombardeo aéreo, n.

Pronunciation /blɪts//blɪts/

noun

  • 1

    Aviation Military
    bombardeo aéreo masculine
    the Blitz el bombardeo alemán de Londres en 1940-41
    • The London office had been bombed during the blitz.
    • The 1948 Olympics were held in London to honor the survival of a city badly battered by the blitz.
    • I talk myself out of imagining world war-styled bombing blitzes or trench warfare, and replaced them with images of land mines and machine guns.
    • Barracks, garrisons, bivouacs and encampments thus far spared came under a blitz of laser-guided bombs first used in the Gulf War.
    • The very fact that they had never endured a blitz or an invasion seemed to account for the obsessive fears of a nation always irrationally jumpy about its own security.
    • My dad told me about the first air-raids he experienced in London during the blitz.
    • As they used to say in the blitz when shops had been bombed, it is now more open than usual.
    • A 600 name petition was drawn up by residents who said match nights had become reminiscent of the wartime blitz.
    • In December 1941 she had stood in the ruins of the Regimental Chapel after it was bombed during the blitz.
    • I was five years old when the war began and I remember the blitz, when we spent so much time in the air raid shelters.
    • But he fought them in Europe and my grandmother sat under the bombs during the blitz of London.
    • The excavation explored the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war by uncovering a former Georgian terrace bombed in the blitz.
    • It was a dream compared to the air raids and blitz conditions she had had to put up with in London.
    • The wall was inspired by a dusky wartime picture of London bolstered against the blitz in the Second World War.
    • My great aunt was 40 when she was pulled out of a bombed air raid shelter during the Clydebank blitz in March 1941.
    • A second blitz will be initiated by the authority in September.
    • The constant bombing of the London in the blitz during World War Two are recounted at more than mere anniversaries of the event.
    • At the height of the blitz he sometimes had to cycle through air raids to attend members of Churchill's wartime cabinet in their underground bunker.
  • 2

    (intense attack)
    blitz on sth
    • this weekend we're going to have a blitz on the garden este fin de semana vamos a atacar el jardín
  • 3

    (in US football)
    carga (defensiva) feminine
    • Mobility is supposed to be the key to success in the modern NFL, because of the blitzes thrown by opposing defenses.
    • He also is adept at getting to the quarterback on blitzes.
    • He is frequently sent after the quarterback on middle blitzes yet has the quickness to cover receivers out of the backfield.
    • In a time when blitzes have made quarterbacking a more precarious endeavor than ever, teams that do not possess two accomplished forward passers are at risk.
    • Will he be prepared for all the blitzes opposing defensive coordinators will throw at him?

transitive verb

  • 1

    (area/city) bombardear (desde el aire)
    • We are blitzing the whole area, but we are encouraging people to contact us if they know of areas where it is a problem.
    • Holyrood Church, fronting High Street was blitzed in the Second World War.
    • Along with blacksmiths, farriers and wheelwrights, they watched as the land was blitzed.
    • Had Hitler not blitzed Rotterdam and then attacked France in the spring of 1940, the phony war might have remained just that.
    • Coalition forces had taken the country with relative ease, blitzing the landscape with bombs and then columns of military might.
    • He said it would be preferable if the council sent out letters in advance before they decide to blitz a particular area.
    • Their marketing plan not only intends to blitz the globe with a massive advertising campaign, but will also saturate the domestic market right here at home.
    • Hundreds of thousands of Christmas shoppers blitzed the high street yesterday on the busiest shopping day of the year.
    • It has seen a two thousand percent increase in speeding tickets and has plans to introduce 40 traffic-parking wardens to blitz the commercial areas.
    • As city after city was blitzed, there was some dismay, a little looting but, overall, a remarkable stoicism and sense of community.
    • We should blitz the streets, targeting the problem areas when discos and takeaways close and schools.
    • There's more going on than just some new bosses blitzing the city.
    • Church Square was one of the first areas blitzed.
    • Other new initiatives include setting up a new clean-up squad which will blitz areas within the intervention zones, and a project to help new residents coming to the borough settle in.
    • Alarmed by a spiralling number of muggings and thefts - particularly of mobile phones - hundreds of police in London are to blitz the streets.
    • ‘No one knocked on our door to tell us or see if we had any objections, now there are lorries half the size of the street that have just blitzed the place,’ he said.
    • The council has hired a specialist company to blitz problem areas using hot water and a high-pressure lance.
    • A view of Victoria Street shows part of the cathedral and the Old Shambles area of the city blitzed by German bombers in the Second World War.
    • A team of 15 scouts are blitzing the city with flyers to tempt aspiring models into the shopping centres where entry photographs are being taken over the next two weeks.
    • Traffic wardens blitzed areas of the city this week, ticketing cars that hadn't been moved after four hours of parking.
  • 2US

    Sport
    hacerle una carga (defensiva) a
    • He can line up as the eighth man in the box to help shut down the run or blitz the quarterback.
    • They are utilizing his physical talents by playing him at the line, where he can play run support, blitz the quarterback and shadow underneath receivers.
    • For example, you can take an inside linebacker and assign him to blitz the quarterback while you get a safety to cover the area he vacates.
    • He must show he can block blitzing linebackers.
    • The trademarks are quickness to the ball and aggressive pursuit of the quarterback by linemen and blitzing line-backers and defensive backs.