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Verb
Launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with.
  • "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"
  • "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
Synonym:  assail
17
Noun
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons).
  • "the attack began at dawn"
9
Verb
Attack in speech or writing.
  • "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
8
Verb
Take the initiative and go on the offensive.
  • "The Serbs attacked the village at night"
  • "The visiting team started to attack"
Synonym:  aggress
4
Verb
Attack someone physically or emotionally.
  • "The mugger assaulted the woman"
  • "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
Synonyms:  assail assault set on
3
Noun
An offensive move in a sport or game.
  • "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
2
Noun
Intense adverse criticism.
  • "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"
  • "the government has come under attack"
  • "don't give me any flak"
Synonyms:  fire flak flack blast
1
Noun
Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation.
  • "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"
  • "an attack on inflation"
  • "his plan of attack was misguided"
1
Noun
The act of attacking.
  • "attacks on women increased last year"
  • "they made an attempt on his life"
Synonym:  attempt
1
Noun
A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase.
1
Verb
Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task.
  • "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
0
Noun
A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition.
  • "an attack of diarrhea"
0
Noun
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"
0
Noun
Strong criticism.
  • "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
0
Verb
Begin to injure.
  • "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"
  • "Rust is attacking the metal"
0
Noun
A setting to work upon some task, etc.
0
Verb
To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
0
Noun
An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
0
Verb
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.
0
Verb
To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
0
Verb
To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem or some object of labor or investigation.
0
Noun
The beginning of corrosive, decomposing or destructive action, by a chemical agent.
0
Noun
An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
0
Noun
The act of attacking or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.
0
Verb
To make an onset or attack.