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Adjective: attacking  u'ta-king
  1. Disposed to attack
    - assaultive
Verb: attack  u'tak
  1. Launch assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
    "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II";
    - assail
     
  2. Aggressively challenge in speech or writing
    "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker";
    - round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
     
  3. Take the initiative and go on the offensive
    "The visiting team started to attack"; "The Serbs attacked the village at night";
    - aggress
     
  4. Use aggressive force against
    - assail, assault, set on
     
  5. Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
    "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
     
  6. Begin to injure
    "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"

See also: offensive

Type of: act, affect, begin, commence, contend, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, fight, get, get down, knock, move, pick apart, set about, set out, start, start out, struggle

Antonym: defend

Encyclopedia: Attacking

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