military An offensive against an enemy (using weapons):
— The attack began at dawn.
Polish: zaatakowanie, natarcie, najechanie, uderzenie, naparcie
An offensive move in a sport or game.
Polish: akcja, atak, natarcie, ofensywa
Intense adverse criticism:
— The government has come under attack.
Dutch: afbrekende kritiek
Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation:
— An attack on inflation.
— His plan of attack was misguided.
Dutch: aanval, approach, benadering, benaderingswijze
The act of attacking:
— Attacks on women increased last year.
Dutch: aanval, aanslag, attentaat
Polish: napad, napaść
A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase.
A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition.
The onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent).
Launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with:
— Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II.
Attack in speech or writing:
— The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker.
Take the initiative and go on the offensive:
— The Serbs attacked the village at night.
— The visiting team started to attack.
Attack someone physically or emotionally.
Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists. assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more
Dutch: attaque, aanval, aanvallen, attaqueren, molesteren, storten
Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task.
Begin to injure.
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