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Definitions of attack:
  • noun:   a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • noun:   an offensive move in a sport or game
    Example: "They won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
  • noun:   the act of attacking
    Example: "Attacks on women increased last year"
  • noun:   (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    Example: "The attack began at dawn"
  • noun:   strong criticism
    Example: "He published an unexpected attack on my work"
  • noun:   the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
    Example: "The film was sensitive to attack by acids"
  • noun:   a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
    Example: "An attack of diarrhea"
  • noun:   ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    Example: "An attack on inflation"
  • noun:   intense adverse criticism
    Example: "The government has come under attack"
  • verb:   begin to injure
    Example: "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"
  • verb:   set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
    Example: "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
  • verb:   attack in speech or writing
    Example: "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
  • verb:   take the initiative and go on the offensive
    Example: "The Serbs attacked the village at night"
  • verb:   launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
    Example: "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"
  • verb:   attack someone physically or emotionally

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