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 coughing

  • attack of locusts

  • a Cardiff attack broke down inside Llanelli's 22

  • A government spending watchdog today launched a scathing attack on attempts to cut congestion.

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

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