Attack

Word ATTACK
Character 6
Hyphenation at tack
Pronunciations /əˈtæk/

Definitions and meanings of "Attack"

What do we mean by attack?

To set upon with violent force. intransitive verb

To criticize strongly or in a hostile manner. intransitive verb

To start work on with purpose and vigor. intransitive verb

To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to. intransitive verb

To play (the ball) aggressively, especially by moving toward it rather than by waiting for it to arrive. intransitive verb

To move toward (the goal) on an offensive play, as in lacrosse. intransitive verb

In volleyball, to hit (the ball) forcefully over the net. intransitive verb

To make a sudden, intense effort to pass (a competitor in a race). intransitive verb

To make an attack; launch an assault. intransitive verb

To make a play on offense; attempt to score. intransitive verb

To make a sudden, intense effort to pull ahead in a race. intransitive verb

The act or an instance of attacking; an assault. noun

An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment. noun

Offensive play, especially in lacrosse. noun

An offensive play. noun

The players executing such a play. noun

Scoring ability or potential. noun

An attempt to cause damage, injury to, or death of opponent or enemy.

An attempt to detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault.

A time in which one attacks; the offence of a battle.

(by extension) The beginning of active operations on anything.

An attempt to exploit a vulnerability in a computer system.

Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side.

Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net.

The three attackmen on the field or all the attackmen of a team.

The sudden onset of a disease or condition.

An active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease.

The onset of a musical note, particularly with respect to the strength (and duration) of that onset.

(audio) The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack).

Synonyms and Antonyms for Attack

The word "attack" in example sentences

But to cover a real attack on an angle, cavalry sometimes makes a _false attack_ on the front of a square. ❋ Unknown (1857)

What's striking is that while everybody recognizes that Estrich's hysterical in both meanings of the term attack on Michael Kinsley was pure menopausal hot flash, the Axiom of Equality -- the assumption that any inequality disfavoring non-white males is the product of discrimination and must be alleviated -- is so engrained in public discourse that you just know Estrich is going to win in the end. ❋ Steve Sailer (2005)

The Portuguese driver will have a very busy March, with about 10 days of testing for the season, getting ready for the title attack on the European Formula Renault 2.0, title which belongs to his team Motopark Academy. ❋ Unknown (2009)

This attack is the latest in a series of systematic attacks against Nigerians of the Niger Delta which has been on going for the past 20 years from Babaginda, Abacha, Obasanjo and now this pathetic individual who calls himself President when in fact he was never even elected - unless you call rigging an election a legal process. ❋ Unknown (2009)

No I am not remotely suggesting that we retaliate militarily but we do need to take cyberwar more seriously than you seem to and this attack is a shot across our bow. ❋ Unknown (2010)

So the attack is then set up thus: pick an upper class trait for maximum rhetorical effect and then describe those who would look down on you thusly. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In Obama's administration, the attack is against one's legitimacy. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The suspected gunman in the attack is a 39-year-old Army psychiatrist, Maj. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The result of the attack is the fracturing of the GIUK gap, which allows the Soviet Northern Fleet to place all their SSBNs (ballistic submarines) in friendly-controlled waters with a few SSNs (fast-attack submarines) to stand guard (a bastion defense). ❋ Unknown (2009)

Yes | No | Report from idaho elkhunter wrote 28 weeks 4 days ago this attack is the third grizzly attack from that area this year!! ❋ Unknown (2009)

This attack is all the more insidious because "Catholics" are at the forefront of using their positions of power to try to destroy the Church. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Thus it would seem that the attack is an act of vengeance with a view to damage the Indonesian economy following the successful presidential election. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But the attack is a campaign tactic that has been used many times. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Lem - "First off, what you call attack is nothing more than any other SNL skit." ❋ Ann Althouse (2009)

First off, what you call attack is nothing more than any other SNL skit. ❋ Ann Althouse (2009)

The target of their attack is a global summit of world leaders in London. ❋ Blue Tyson (2006)

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