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Definition of Attack

Attack

  1. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
  2. To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
  3. To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.
  4. To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
  5. To make an onset or attack.
  6. The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.
  7. An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
  8. A setting to work upon some task, etc.
  9. An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
  10. The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.
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Attack Translations

attack in Afrikaans is aanval
attack in Danish is angreb, angribe
attack in Dutch is aangrijpen, aantasten, aanvallen
attack in German is Anfall {m}, angreifen, angriff
attack in Italian is assalire, attacco, assalto
attack in Latin is oppugno, insultus, impetus, tentatio-onis, lacesso
attack in Norwegian is angrep, angripe
attack in Portuguese is ataque
attack in Spanish is acceso, atacar, acometer
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