attack

I
n.
assault

(also fig.)

1) to carry out, make; launch, mount; lead, spearhead; press an attack

2) to provoke an attack

3) to blunt; break up, repel, repulse an attack

4) (often mil.) an all-out, concerted, full-scale; coordinated; mock; pre-emptive; sneak, surprise attack

5) (usu. mil.) an air; enemy; flank; frontal; torpedo attack

6) a bitter, blistering, savage, scathing, sharp, violent; scurrilous, vicious; unprovoked; wanton attack

7) an attack fails, fizzles out; succeeds

8) an attack against, on (our forces launched an all-out attack against the enemy; he made a blistering attack on his opponent)

9) under attack

onset of an ailment

10) to have an attack (she had an attack of hiccups)

11) an acute; light, slight; recurrent; sudden attack

12) a fatal; heart attack

II

v. to attack viciously

* * *
[ə'tæk]
blistering. savage
concerted
coordinated
enemy flank
fizzles out
frontal
full-scale
mock
pre-emptive
press an attack
recurrent
repel
repulse an attack
scathing
scurrilous
succeeds
sudden attack
surprise attack
torpedo attack
unprovoked
violent
wanton attack
on (our forces launched an all-out attack against the enemy; he made a blistering attack on his opponent)
(often mil.) an all-out
(usu. mil.) an air
['assault'] (also fig.) to carry out
a bitter
a fatal
an acute
an attack against
an attack fails
to blunt
to provoke an attack
to attack viciously
under attack
['onset of an ailment'] to have an attack (she had an attack of hiccups)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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