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KK Pronunciation

〔 әˋtæk 〕


〔 әˊtæk 〕

Overview of noun attack

The noun attack has 9 senses

  • attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

  • attack -- (an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning")

  • fire, attack, flak, flack, blast -- (intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak")

  • approach, attack, plan of attack -- (ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "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")

  • attack, attempt -- (the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life")

  • attack, tone-beginning -- (a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase)

  • attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

  • attack -- (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")

  • attack -- (strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work")

Overview of verb attack

The verb attack has 6 senses

  • attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

  • attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

  • attack, aggress -- (take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack")

  • assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

  • attack -- (set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed")

  • attack -- (begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal")