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Attack - Dumela. Bukuta. Mpfhumpfha. Hlasela.

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Definition of attack
- Attack n
- (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn" [syn: {onslaught}, {onset}, {onrush}]
- A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
- Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak" [syn: {fire}, {flak}, {flack}, {blast}]
- The act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life" [syn: {attempt}]
- An offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
- 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"
- 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" [syn: {approach}, {plan of attack}]
- A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase [syn: {tone-beginning}]
- Strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work" v
- 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" [syn: {assail}] [ant: {defend}]
- Attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker" [syn: {round}, {assail}, {lash out}, {snipe}, {assault}]
- Take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack" [syn: {aggress}]
- Attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly" [syn: {assail}, {assault}, {set on}]
- Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
- Begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
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