Definition Of attack


an aggressive and violent action against a person or place.

he was killed in an attack on a checkpoint

take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force, typically in a battle or war.

in December, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

Example Of attack

  • attack of blight

  • attack of despair

  • a plan of action to attack unemployment

  • A sudden attack of viral encephalitis left him in a deep coma with a dire prognosis.

  • All these triggers can irritate the airways in your lungs, making an asthma attack more likely.

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