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attack

at·tack

attack

 
pronunciation:
taek
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: attacked, attacking, attacks
definition: to begin to cause violent or serious harm to.
The cat attacked the mouse.The army attacked the enemy.The disease attacked his lungs.
synonyms:
assault
antonyms:
defend
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an action with the purpose of hurting or destroying.
The army's attack was a terrible surprise.
synonyms:
assault
antonyms:
defense
similar words:
abuse, violence
derivation: attacker (n.)
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