Verb: attack u'tak
Noun: attack u'tak
- Launch assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II";
- Aggressively challenge in speech or writing
"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker";
- round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
- Take the initiative and go on the offensive
"The visiting team started to attack"; "The Serbs attacked the village at night";
- Use aggressive force against
- assail, assault, set on
- Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
"I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
- Begin to injure
"The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
- (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
"the attack began at dawn";
- onslaught, onset, onrush
- An offensive move in a sport or game
"they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
- Intense adverse criticism
"the government has come under attack"; "he published an unexpected attack on my work";
- fire, flak, flack, blast
- Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
"an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided";
- approach, plan of attack
- The act of attacking
"attacks on women increased last year";
- A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
- A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
"an attack of diarrhoea"
- 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"
Derived forms: attacked, attacks, attacking
Type of: act, affect, affliction, begin, beginning, commence, commencement, conceptualisation [Brit], conceptualization, contend, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], criticise [Brit], criticism, criticize, damn, degeneration, devolution, fight, formulation, get, get down, knock, law-breaking, military operation, move, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], op, operation, pick apart, play, set about, set out, start, start out, struggle, turn, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]
Encyclopedia: Attack, attack, skip, attack, attack