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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 1: to begin to cause harm to.
The cat attacked the mouse.
synonyms:
assault, raid, storm
antonyms:
defend
similar words:
annex, bombard, rip into, strike
definition 2: to speak or write against; oppose.
The reporter attacked the town's spending plan.
synonyms:
denounce, slander
antonyms:
praise
similar words:
abuse, annex, badmouth, insult, rip into
definition 3: to start working on with energy and determination; tackle.
Let's attack this job and finish it.
synonyms:
tackle
similar words:
assault, bombard, rip into
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act meant to hurt or destroy.
The army carried out a surprise attack.
synonyms:
aggression, assault, charge
antonyms:
defense
similar words:
abuse, ambush, attempt, invasion, onset, raid, strike, thrust, violence
definition 2: a sudden beginning of a disease or illness.
He had an attack of the flu.
synonyms:
fit
similar words:
bout, onset, seizure, spell, stroke
derivation: attacker (n.)
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