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attack (n):
an offensive move in a sport or game
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they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning
attack (n):
a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
attack (n):
the act of attacking
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attacks on women increased last year.
they made an attempt on his life
attack (n):
ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
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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

Related Word: approach
attack (n):
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
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the attack began at dawn
attack (n):
strong criticism
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he published an unexpected attack on my work
attack (n):
intense adverse criticism
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Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.
the government has come under attack.
don't give me any flak
attack (n):
the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
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the film was sensitive to attack by acids.
open to attack by the elements
attack (n):
a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
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an attack of diarrhea
attack (v):
begin to injure
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The cancer cells are attacking his liver.
Rust is attacking the metal
attack (v):
set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
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I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed
attack (v):
attack in speech or writing
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The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker
Related Words: assailassault
attack (v):
take the initiative and go on the offensive
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The Serbs attacked the village at night.
The visiting team started to attack

Related Words: aggress
attack (v):
launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
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Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II.
Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week

Related Words: assail
attack (v):
attack someone physically or emotionally
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The mugger assaulted the woman.
Nightmares assailed him regularly

Related Words: assailassault
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