In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Military Aviationbombardeo aéreo masculinethe Blitz — el bombardeo alemán de Londres en 1940-41
- A second blitz will be initiated by the authority in September.
- The London office had been bombed during the blitz.
- The excavation explored the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war by uncovering a former Georgian terrace bombed in the blitz.
- The constant bombing of the London in the blitz during World War Two are recounted at more than mere anniversaries of the event.
- My great aunt was 40 when she was pulled out of a bombed air raid shelter during the Clydebank blitz in March 1941.
- But he fought them in Europe and my grandmother sat under the bombs during the blitz of London.
- 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.
- In December 1941 she had stood in the ruins of the Regimental Chapel after it was bombed during the blitz.
- It was a dream compared to the air raids and blitz conditions she had had to put up with in London.
- 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.
- The 1948 Olympics were held in London to honor the survival of a city badly battered by the blitz.
- A 600 name petition was drawn up by residents who said match nights had become reminiscent of the wartime blitz.
- As they used to say in the blitz when shops had been bombed, it is now more open than usual.
- 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.
- My dad told me about the first air-raids he experienced in London during the blitz.
- 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.
- The wall was inspired by a dusky wartime picture of London bolstered against the blitz in the Second World War.
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
- Will he be prepared for all the blitzes opposing defensive coordinators will throw at him?
- Mobility is supposed to be the key to success in the modern NFL, because of the blitzes thrown by opposing defenses.
- He is frequently sent after the quarterback on middle blitzes yet has the quickness to cover receivers out of the backfield.
- He also is adept at getting to the quarterback on blitzes.
- 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.
1(city/area) bombardear (desde el aire)
2USSporthacerle una carga (defensiva) a
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