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Verb
Present participle for to take sudden, violent action against
“Two men would attack Jessie but he would fight back.”
Verb
Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
“The government deployed additional forces to attack known terrorist strongholds.”
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Present participle for to criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly
“Journalists were not impressed with the official's rhetoric and would attack him relentlessly.”
Verb
Present participle for to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We need to attack the problem now before it exacerbates.”
Verb
(usually of a disease or condition) Present participle for to affect adversely
“The disease would attack my body's defenses and cause me to feel ill for days.”
Adjective
For the purpose of attack rather than defence
Adjective
Not flattering
Adjective
Engaged in piracy or plunder
Adjective
Hostile and belligerent
Adjective
Showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
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