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'attack' - used as a noun
1. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
the attack began at dawn
2. a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
an attack of diarrhea
3. intense adverse criticism
the government has come under attack
4. the act of attacking
attacks on women increased last year
5. an offensive move in a sport or game
they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning
6. the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
the film was sensitive to attack by acids
open to attack by the elements
7. ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
an attack on inflation
his plan of attack was misguided
8. a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
9. strong criticism
he published an unexpected attack on my work

'attack' - used as a verb
10. launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II
11. attack in speech or writing
The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker
12. take the initiative and go on the offensive
The Serbs attacked the village at night
The visiting team started to attack
13. attack someone physically or emotionally
14. set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed
15. begin to injure
The cancer cells are attacking his liver
Rust is attacking the metal

derived forms
1. Attack / Plural
attacks
2. Attack / Past
attacked
3. Attack / Third Person
attacks
4. Attack / Present Participle
attacking
Variations of 'attack'
 
Antonym
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