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blitzen  

blit•zen  
1       vi   impers  
es blitzt      there is lightning,   (mehrmals auch)    there are flashes of lightning  
es blitzt und donnert      there is thunder and lightning  
hat es eben geblitzt?      was that (a flash of) lightning?  
es fing an zu blitzen      lightning began  
bei dir blitzt es      hum inf   your slip is showing, Charlie's dead   (Brit)   inf     
gleich blitzt es!      dial   there'll be trouble  
2       vi  
a    (=strahlen)   to flash  
[Gold, Zähne]  
to sparkle  
vor Sauberkeit blitzen      to be sparkling clean  
Zorn blitzte aus seinen Augen      his eyes flashed with anger  
b    inf   (=unbekleidet flitzen)   to streak
c      (Phot, inf)   to use (a) flash
3       vt     (Phot, inf)   to take a flash photograph of  
inf, in Radarfalle   to flash
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
vor Sauberkeit blitzen exp.
to be sparkling clean

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
lightning began
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'blitzen' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
donnern und blitzen
[Meteo]

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