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at·tack

 (ə-tăk′)
v. at·tacked, at·tack·ing, at·tacks
v.tr.
1. To set upon with violent force.
2. To criticize strongly or in a hostile manner.
3. To start work on with purpose and vigor: attack a problem.
4. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to: a disease that attacks the central nervous system; lawn furniture attacked by corrosion.
5. Sports
a. To play (the ball) aggressively, especially by moving toward it rather than by waiting for it to arrive.
b. To move toward (the goal) on an offensive play, as in lacrosse.
c. In volleyball, to hit (the ball) forcefully over the net.
d. To make a sudden, intense effort to pass (a competitor in a race).
v.intr.
1. To make an attack; launch an assault: The enemy attacked during the night.
2. Sports
a. To make a play on offense; attempt to score.
b. To make a sudden, intense effort to pull ahead in a race.
n.
1. The act or an instance of attacking; an assault.
2. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment: vicious attacks in all the newspapers.
3. Sports
a. Offensive play, especially in lacrosse.
b. An offensive play: Two midfielders were involved in the attack that resulted in a goal.
c. The players executing such a play.
d. Scoring ability or potential: a team with a powerful attack.
e. A forceful shot over the net in volleyball.
f. A sudden, intense effort to pull ahead in a race: waited until the last lap to begin her attack.
4.
a. The initial movement in a task or undertaking: made an optimistic attack on the pile of paperwork.
b. A method or procedure: Our attack on this project will have two phases.
5. An episode or onset of a disease, especially an occurrence of a chronic disease: an asthma attack.
6. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire: an attack of hunger; an attack of melancholy.
7.
a. Music The beginning or manner of beginning a piece, passage, or tone.
b. Decisiveness and clarity in artistic expression: a careful performance, but one lacking the rigorous attack the work demands.

[French attaquer, from Old French, from Old Italian *estaccare, of Germanic origin.]

at·tack′er n.
Synonyms: attack, assail, storm, assault, batter, beset
These verbs, drawn from military activity, mean in their figurative senses to act forcefully or aggressively toward someone or something. Attack applies especially to hostile verbal criticism: reviews that attacked the film for its senseless violence; attacked the ruling as detrimental to business interests.
Assail suggests repeated forceful attacks: Critics assailed the author's second novel.
Storm refers to a sudden sweeping attempt to overwhelm or win over: "After triumphantly storming the country, [the President] is obliged to storm Capitol Hill" (The Economist).
Assault and batter can suggest relentless attack or debilitating force: "We are all assaulted by so many messages battering us from the outside every hour of the day that our capacity for listening to our own inner voices is often drowned out" (Harvey Cox).
Beset suggests beleaguerment from all sides: "Rural and suburban areas have been beset by white-tailed deer gnawing shrubbery and crops, spreading disease" (Andrew C. Revkin).

attack

(əˈtæk)
vb
1. to launch a physical assault (against) with or without weapons; begin hostilities (with)
2. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) to take the initiative in a game, sport, etc: after a few minutes, the team began to attack.
3. (tr) to direct hostile words or writings at; criticize or abuse vehemently
4. (tr) to turn one's mind or energies vigorously to (a job, problem, etc)
5. (tr) to begin to injure or affect adversely; corrode, corrupt, or infect: rust attacked the metal.
6. (tr) to attempt to rape
n
7. the act or an instance of attacking
8. strong criticism or abuse: an unjustified attack on someone's reputation.
9. (General Sporting Terms) an offensive move in a game, sport, etc
10. commencement of a task, etc
11. (Pathology) any sudden and usually severe manifestation of a disease or disorder: a heart attack; an attack of indigestion.
12. (General Sporting Terms) the attack ball games the players in a team whose main role is to attack the opponents' goal or territory
13. (Music, other) music decisiveness in beginning a passage, movement, or piece
14. (Music, other) music the speed with which a note reaches its maximum volume
15. an attempted rape
[C16: from French attaquer, from Old Italian attaccare to attack, attach, from estaccare to attach, from stacca stake1; compare attach]
atˈtackable adj
atˈtacker n
atˈtacking adj

at•tack

(əˈtæk)

v.t.
1. to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; begin fighting with: The guard dog attacked the prowler.
2. to begin hostilities against; start an offensive against: to attack the enemy.
3. to accuse, blame, or criticize severely; abuse verbally.
4. to try to harm, undermine, or destroy, esp. with verbal abuse: to attack someone's reputation.
5. to set about doing or working on vigorously.
6. (of disease, destructive agencies, etc.) to begin to affect.
v.i.
7. to make an attack; begin hostilities.
n.
8. the act of attacking; onslaught; assault.
9. a military offensive against an enemy or enemy position.
10. seizure by disease, illness, or other condition: an attack of indigestion; an attack of hiccups.
11. an experiencing of some sensation or response: an attack of remorse; an attack of the giggles.
12. the beginning or initiating of some action; onset.
13. an aggressive move in a performance or contest.
14. the approach or manner of approach in beginning a musical phrase.
[1590–1600; < Middle French atta(c)quer < Italian attaccare to attack, attach]
at•tack′a•ble, adj.
at•tack′er, n.
syn: attack, assail, assault all mean to set upon someone forcibly, with hostile or violent intent. attack is a general word that applies to the beginning of any planned aggressive action, physical or verbal: to attack an enemy from ambush; to attack a candidate's record. assail implies a vehement, sudden, and usu. repeated attack that aims to weaken an opponent: assailed by gunfire; assailed by gossip. assault implies a violent physical attack involving direct contact; it may also refer to a sudden and violent verbal attack: an elderly couple assaulted by a mugger; a reputation assaulted by the press.

attack


Past participle: attacked
Gerund: attacking

Imperative
attack
attack
Present
I attack
you attack
he/she/it attacks
we attack
you attack
they attack
Preterite
I attacked
you attacked
he/she/it attacked
we attacked
you attacked
they attacked
Present Continuous
I am attacking
you are attacking
he/she/it is attacking
we are attacking
you are attacking
they are attacking
Present Perfect
I have attacked
you have attacked
he/she/it has attacked
we have attacked
you have attacked
they have attacked
Past Continuous
I was attacking
you were attacking
he/she/it was attacking
we were attacking
you were attacking
they were attacking
Past Perfect
I had attacked
you had attacked
he/she/it had attacked
we had attacked
you had attacked
they had attacked
Future
I will attack
you will attack
he/she/it will attack
we will attack
you will attack
they will attack
Future Perfect
I will have attacked
you will have attacked
he/she/it will have attacked
we will have attacked
you will have attacked
they will have attacked
Future Continuous
I will be attacking
you will be attacking
he/she/it will be attacking
we will be attacking
you will be attacking
they will be attacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attacking
you have been attacking
he/she/it has been attacking
we have been attacking
you have been attacking
they have been attacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attacking
you will have been attacking
he/she/it will have been attacking
we will have been attacking
you will have been attacking
they will have been attacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attacking
you had been attacking
he/she/it had been attacking
we had been attacking
you had been attacking
they had been attacking
Conditional
I would attack
you would attack
he/she/it would attack
we would attack
you would attack
they would attack
Past Conditional
I would have attacked
you would have attacked
he/she/it would have attacked
we would have attacked
you would have attacked
they would have attacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attack - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)attack - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
ground attack - an attack by ground troops
assault - close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
charge - an impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
banzai attack, banzai charge - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai'
diversionary attack, diversion - an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
penetration, incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
blitzkrieg, blitz - a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
strike - an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
counterattack, countermove - an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
strafe - an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane; "the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields"
coup de main, surprise attack - an attack without warning
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.attack - an offensive move in a sport or gameattack - an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
turn, play - (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play"
counterplay, counterattack - (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
3.attack - intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
4.attack - ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situationattack - 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"
conceptualization, formulation, conceptualisation - inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
avenue - a line of approach; "they explored every avenue they could think of"; "it promises to open new avenues to understanding"
5.attack - the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
assault - a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
6.attack - a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phraseattack - a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
7.attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable conditionattack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
anxiety attack - a sudden acute episode of intense anxiety and feelings of panic
flare - a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
ictus, raptus, seizure - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
touch, spot - a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, stroke - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
convulsion, paroxysm, fit - a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
hysterics - an attack of hysteria
occlusion - closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
heart attack - a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function
8.attack - the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)attack - 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"
degeneration, devolution - the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
9.attack - strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
aspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration, slander - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
Verb1.attack - launch an attack or assault onattack - 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"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
aggress, attack - take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
submarine - attack by submarine; "The Germans submarined the Allies"
pelt, pepper - attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the speaker with questions"
strike, hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"
counterattack, counterstrike - make a counterattack
gas - attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed the rebellious tribes"
surprise, storm - attack by storm; attack suddenly
blitz - attack suddenly and without warning; "Hitler blitzed Poland"
invade, occupy - march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
besiege, circumvent, hem in, beleaguer, surround - surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
strafe - attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane; "civilians were strafed in an effort to force the country's surrender"
cannonade - attack with cannons or artillery
torpedo - attack or hit with torpedoes
raid, bust - search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
defend - be on the defensive; act against an attack
2.attack - attack in speech or writingattack - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
blackguard, clapperclaw, abuse, shout - use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
claw - attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
vitriol - subject to bitter verbal abuse
rip - criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
whang - attack forcefully; "whang away at the school reform plan"
barrage, bombard - address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"
scald, blister, whip - subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"
rubbish - attack strongly
3.attack - take the initiative and go on the offensiveattack - take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
check - place into check; "He checked my kings"
fork - place under attack with one's own pieces, of two enemy pieces
attack, assail - 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"
harass - exhaust by attacking repeatedly; "harass the enemy"
pin - immobilize a piece
tackle - seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
4.attack - attack someone physically or emotionallyattack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
bait - attack with dogs or set dogs upon
sic, set - urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"
bulldog - attack viciously and ferociously
rush - attack suddenly
blindside - attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed
savage - attack brutally and fiercely
reassail - assail again; "Her old fears reassailed her"
jump - make a sudden physical attack on; "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
set upon, beset - assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
rape, ravish, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, violate - force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
desecrate, outrage, profane, violate - violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
molest - harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
5.attack - set to work uponattack - set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
6.attack - begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"

attack

verb
1. assault, strike (at), mug, set about, ambush, assail, tear into, fall upon, set upon, lay into (informal) He bundled her into a hallway and brutally attacked her.
assault support, protect, guard, defend, withdraw, sustain, retreat
2. invade, occupy, raid, infringe, charge, rush, storm, encroach The infantry's aim was to slow attacking forces.
3. criticize, blame, abuse, blast, pan (informal), condemn, knock (informal), slam (slang), flame (informal), put down, slate (informal), have a go (at) (informal), censure, malign, berate, disparage, revile, vilify, tear into (informal), slag off (Brit. slang), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), find fault with, impugn, go for the jugular, lambast(e), pick holes in, excoriate, bite someone's head off, snap someone's head off, pick to pieces He publicly attacked the people who've been calling for secret ballot.
4. infect, affect, poison, contaminate, pollute, touch, blight, taint, spread to or among The virus seems to have attacked his throat.
5. deal with, concentrate on, look after, take care of, see to, attend to, get to work on, devote yourself to, apply yourself to, occupy yourself with Any attempt to attack the problem will have to deal with these issues.
noun
1. assault, charge, campaign, strike, rush, raid, invasion, offensive, aggression, blitz, onset, onslaught, foray, incursion, inroad a campaign of air attacks on strategic targets
assault support, defence, withdrawal, retreat
2. criticism, panning (informal), slating (informal), censure, disapproval, slagging (slang), abuse, knocking (informal), bad press, vilification, denigration, calumny, character assassination, sideswipe, disparagement, impugnment He launched an attack on businesses for failing to invest.
3. infection, poison, pollution, contamination, contagion, septicity The body is open to attack from other infections.
4. bout, fit, access, spell, stroke, seizure, spasm, convulsion, paroxysm It brought on an attack of asthma.
Proverbs
"Attack is the best form of defence"

attack

verb
1. To set upon with violent force:
2. To start work on vigorously:
go at, sail in, tackle, wade in (or into).
Idiom: hop to it.
noun
2. A method used in dealing with something:
3. A sudden and often acute manifestation of a disease:
Informal: spell.
Translations
نَوبَه مَرَضِيَّههاجمهُجومهُجُوميَتَهَجَّم عَلى
útokzaútočitzáchvatnáletnapadnout
angrebangribegive sig i kast medkritisereoverfald
haigushooghalvustamakallaletungründamarünnak
hyökätähyökkäyskohtaus
napadnapasti
áráskast, áfallráîast ásækjatakast á viî
攻撃攻撃する
...을 공격하다공격
atakaatakuotigriebtispereiti į puolimąpriepuolis
ķerties piekritizētlēkmeuzbruktuzbrukums
aanvalaanvallenaanvalszijde
napadnapasti
angreppangripaattack
โจมตีการโจมตี
saldırısaldırmakyapmaya koyulmakçatmakgirişmek
cuộc tấn côngtấn công

attack

[əˈtæk]
A. N
1. (Mil, Sport, fig) → ataque m (on a, contra, sobre) (= assault) → atentado m, agresión f
an attack on sb's lifeun atentado contra la vida de algn
an attack on the security of the stateun atentado contra la seguridad del estado
to launch an attack (Mil, fig) → lanzar un ataque
to leave o.s. open to attackdejarse expuesto a un ataque
to return to the attackvolver al ataque
surprise attackataque por sorpresa
to be/come under attackser atacado
attack is the best form of defencela mejor defensa es en el ataque
2. (Med) (gen) → ataque m; (= fit) → acceso m, crisis f inv
an attack of pneumoniauna pulmonía
an attack of nervesun ataque de nervios, una crisis nerviosa
see also heart
B. VT
1. (Mil, Sport, Med, fig) → atacar; (= assault) → agredir; [bull etc] → embestir
it attacks the liverataca al hígado
they mercilessly attacked his Marxist approachatacaron despiadadamente su enfoque marxista
2. (= tackle) [+ job, problem] → enfrentarse con; (= combat) → combatir
we must attack povertydebemos combatir la pobreza
3. (Chem) → atacar
C. VIatacar
D. CPD attack dog Nperro m de presa

attack

[əˈtæk]
vt
(= assault) [+ person] → attaquer
The dog attacked her → Le chien l'a attaquée.
to attack sb with sth → attaquer qn avec qch
(= attempt) [+ task, problem] → s'attaquer à
(MILITARY)attaquer, assaillir
(= criticize) → attaquer
(SPORT)attaquer
vi (MILITARY)attaquer
(SPORT)attaquer
n
(= assault) [person] → attaque f
to come under attack → se trouver en butte aux attaques, être attaqué(e)
an attack on sb → une attaque contre qn
(MILITARY)attaque f, assaut m
to launch an attack → lancer l'assaut
(= criticism) → attaque f
to come under attack → se trouver en butte aux attaques, se trouver en butte aux critiques
to launch an attack → lancer une attaque
to launch an attack on sb/sth → s'attaquer à qn/qch
(SPORT)attaque f
[illness] → crise f
asthma attack → crise f d'asthme heart attack

attack

n
(Mil, Sport, fig) → Angriff m (→ on auf +acc); there have been two attacks on his lifees wurden bereits zwei Anschläge auf sein Leben gemacht or verübt; to be under attackangegriffen werden; (fig also)unter Beschuss stehen; to go on to the attackzum Angriff übergehen; to return to the attackwieder zum Angriff übergehen; to launch an attackeinen Angriff vortragen or machen (→ on auf +acc); (on sb’s character) → angreifen (→ on +acc); attack is the best form of defence (Brit) or defense (US) → Angriff ist die beste Verteidigung; to leave oneself open to attackAngriffsflächen bieten
(Med etc) → Anfall m; an attack of feverein Fieberanfall m; to have an attack of nervesplötzlich Nerven bekommen
vt
(Mil, Sport, fig) → angreifen; (from ambush, in robbery etc) → überfallen
(= tackle) task, problem, sonatain Angriff nehmen
(Med, illness) → befallen
viangreifen; an attacking sideeine angriffsfreudige or offensive Mannschaft; ready to attackzum Angriff bereit

attack

[əˈtæk]
1. n
a. (Mil) (fig) → attacco; (on individual) → aggressione f
surprise attack → attacco di sorpresa
attack on sb's life → attentato alla vita di qn
to be under attack (from) → essere attaccato/a (da)
to launch an attack (on) (Mil, Sport, fig) → sferrare un attacco (a)
b. (Med) → attacco, accesso
2. vt (Mil, Med) (fig) → attaccare; (person) → aggredire, assalire; (tackle, job, problem) → affrontare

attack

(əˈtӕk) verb
1. to make a sudden, violent attempt to hurt or damage. He attacked me with a knife; The village was attacked from the air.
2. to speak or write against. The Prime Minister's policy was attacked in the newspapers.
3. (in games) to attempt to score a goal.
4. to make a vigorous start on. It's time we attacked that pile of work.
noun
1. an act or the action of attacking. The brutal attack killed the old man; They made an air attack on the town.
2. a sudden bout of illness. heart attack; an attack of 'flu.

attack

هُجُوم, يُهاجِمُ útok, zaútočit angreb, angribe angreifen, Angriff επίθεση, επιτίθεμαι atacar, ataque hyökätä, hyökkäys attaque, attaquer napad, napasti attaccare, attacco 攻撃, 攻撃する ...을 공격하다, 공격 aanval, aanvallen angrep, angripe napad, zaatakować atacar, ataque атака, атаковать angrepp, angripa โจมตี, การโจมตี saldırı, saldırmak cuộc tấn công, tấn công 攻击, 进攻

at·tack

n. ataque, acceso;
heart ___ataque al corazón;
v. atacar, combatir.

attack

n crisis f (form), ataque m; anxiety — crisis de ansiedad or angustia, ataque de ansiedad, ataque de nervios (fam); asthma — crisis asmática (form), ataque de asma; heart — infarto de miocardio (form), ataque cardíaco or al corazón; panic — ataque de pánico, ataque de nervios (fam); transient ischemic — (TIA) ataque isquémico transitorio (AIT)
References in classic literature ?
It was bitter cold in the morning, she dropped her precious turnover in the gutter, Aunt March had an attack of the fidgets, Meg was sensitive, Beth would look grieved and wistful when she got home, and Amy kept making remarks about people who were always talking about being good and yet wouldn't even try when other people set them a virtuous example.
The presence of these animals, often dangerous to man, had been indicated around camp, and it was possible that one had been bold enough to attack Mr.
The next day I came down with an attack of quinsy, which kept me in the house for nearly two weeks.
As his car slid downtown on Tuesday morning the mind of Arnold Thorndike was occupied with such details of daily routine as the purchase of a railroad, the Japanese loan, the new wing to his art gallery, and an attack that morning, in his own newspaper, upon his pet trust.
They continued their hostilities in this manner until the fifteenth of April, 1777, when they attacked Boonsborough with a party of above one hundred in number, killed one man, and wounded four--Their loss in this attack was not certainly known to us.
I say I, myself, have known three instances similar to this; that is in two of them I saw the whales struck; and, upon the second attack, saw the two irons with the respective marks cut in them, afterwards taken from the dead fish.
The truth was that she had definitely given up the idea of cleaning anything, under pressure of an attack of rheumatism, which had kept her doubled up in one corner of her room for over a week; during which time eleven of her boarders, heavily in her debt, had concluded to try their chances of employment in Kansas City.
I've got a gang of boys, sir," said the long man, resuming his attack on the fire-irons, "and I jest tells 'em--`Boys,' says I,--`run now
I could not deceive such trusting simplicity, so I said it was a mistake; that when my fireworks killed at all, they killed instantly; no, the men would not die, there was something wrong about my apparatus, I couldn't tell what; but we must hurry and get away, for those people would attack us again, in a minute.
The chamois is a black or brown creature no bigger than a mustard seed; you do not have to go after it, it comes after you; it arrives in vast herds and skips and scampers all over your body, inside your clothes; thus it is not shy, but extremely sociable; it is not afraid of man, on the contrary, it will attack him; its bite is not dangerous, but neither is it pleasant; its activity has not been overstated --if you try to put your finger on it, it will skip a thousand times its own length at one jump, and no eye is sharp enough to see where it lights.
Whether you are asleep or awake he will attack you, caring nothing for the fact that in bulk and strength you are to him as are the massed armies of the earth to a sucking child; he lives both day and night and all days and nights in the very lap of peril and the immediate presence of death, and yet is no more afraid than is the man who walks the streets of a city that was threatened by an earthquake ten centuries before.
So he went to the beetle and began a wary attack on it again; jumping at it from every point of a circle, light- ing with his fore-paws within an inch of the creature, making even closer snatches at it with his teeth, and jerking his head till his ears flapped again.