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Meaning of attack

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons);
           "the attack began at dawn" [syn: {attack}, {onslaught},
           {onset}, {onrush}]
      2: an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with
         a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
      3: intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the
         Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack";
         "don't give me any flak" [syn: {fire}, {attack}, {flak},
         {flack}, {blast}]
      4: ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or
         situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a
         list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan
         of attack was misguided" [syn: {approach}, {attack}, {plan of
      5: the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year";
         "they made an attempt on his life" [syn: {attack}, {attempt}]
      6: a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase [syn:
         {attack}, {tone-beginning}]
      7: a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an
         attack of diarrhea"
      8: the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a
         chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids";
         "open to attack by the elements"
      9: strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my
      v 1: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start
           warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939
           and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian
           towns all week" [syn: {attack}, {assail}] [ant: {defend}]
      2: attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning
         paper attacked the new House Speaker" [syn: {attack},
         {round}, {assail}, {lash out}, {snipe}, {assault}]
      3: take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs
         attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to
         attack" [syn: {attack}, {aggress}]
      4: attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger
         assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
         [syn: {assail}, {assault}, {set on}, {attack}]
      5: set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task;
         "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
      6: begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver";
         "Rust is attacking the metal"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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