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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")

Overview of adj attacking

The adj attacking has 1 sense