attrit


Also found in: Thesaurus.

at·trit

 (ə-trĭt′)
tr.v. at·trit·ted, at·trit·ting, at·trits or at·trit·ed or at·trit·ing
To weaken or reduce in number by stress or military action: "attriting enemy forces faster than they could be replaced" (Lewis Sorley ).

[Back-formation from attrition.]

attrit

(əˈtrɪt)
vb (tr) , -trits, -tritting or -tritted
1. to wear down or dispose of gradually
2. to kill
Also : attrite
[C18: back formation from attrition]

attrit


Past participle: attritted
Gerund: attritting

Imperative
attrit
attrit
Present
I attrit
you attrit
he/she/it attrits
we attrit
you attrit
they attrit
Preterite
I attritted
you attritted
he/she/it attritted
we attritted
you attritted
they attritted
Present Continuous
I am attritting
you are attritting
he/she/it is attritting
we are attritting
you are attritting
they are attritting
Present Perfect
I have attritted
you have attritted
he/she/it has attritted
we have attritted
you have attritted
they have attritted
Past Continuous
I was attritting
you were attritting
he/she/it was attritting
we were attritting
you were attritting
they were attritting
Past Perfect
I had attritted
you had attritted
he/she/it had attritted
we had attritted
you had attritted
they had attritted
Future
I will attrit
you will attrit
he/she/it will attrit
we will attrit
you will attrit
they will attrit
Future Perfect
I will have attritted
you will have attritted
he/she/it will have attritted
we will have attritted
you will have attritted
they will have attritted
Future Continuous
I will be attritting
you will be attritting
he/she/it will be attritting
we will be attritting
you will be attritting
they will be attritting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attritting
you have been attritting
he/she/it has been attritting
we have been attritting
you have been attritting
they have been attritting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attritting
you will have been attritting
he/she/it will have been attritting
we will have been attritting
you will have been attritting
they will have been attritting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attritting
you had been attritting
he/she/it had been attritting
we had been attritting
you had been attritting
they had been attritting
Conditional
I would attrit
you would attrit
he/she/it would attrit
we would attrit
you would attrit
they would attrit
Past Conditional
I would have attritted
you would have attritted
he/she/it would have attritted
we would have attritted
you would have attritted
they would have attritted
Translations

attrit

[əˈtrɪt] VT attrite [əˈtraɪt] VTdesgastar, agotar
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
This was an interdiction campaign directed primarily at the North Vietnamese supply system and designed to attrit their forces so that the military of South Vietnam could defend its nation.
At the tactical level, our adversaries use IEDs to constrain our freedom of action, counter our superiority of arms, and attrit our forces.
In a recent rotation at JMRC, one maneuver commander's intent was to delay the opposing force (OPFOR) along two mobility corridors, attrit the enemy, and trade space for time to develop a substantive engagement area.
For modern tertiary students, especially those transitioning from secondary to higher education, the humanistic interaction with educators may be the reason students choose to engage, stay enrolled or attrit.
Given the current fighter-operations perspective, the Air Force organizational structure is optimally geared for fighting conflicts that place a premium on attaining and maintaining air superiority, that allows for targeting critical infrastructure using precision-guided munitions, and that feature opponents willing to mass fielded forces in the open, making it possible to attrit them from the air.
And so I would argue that, as we are trying to attrit the recruitment and use of child soldiers, and are collecting more and more research information and more and more metrics, there is still a predominance of anecdotal information.
With KXEN's cloud-based predictive apps, there is no complicated setup, no need to manually define what makes a good lead, the right marketing offer or who's likely to attrit, and no prior analytical knowledge required.
The study identified that, even though students may attrit from the bridging program, their subsequent commencement of full-time work was often attributable to the new skills and confidence obtained.
Reminiscent of the language of the authors of The Pentagon Papers, indeed, carrying the logic of its "telegraphic style" to its destructive (and self-destructive) end, the thoughtless thought--the horrific inhumanity--of Komer's perception of the Vietnamese villagers it was his abiding purpose to "pacify" in the name of their freedom, is epitomized when, reducing the official word for a terrorist war that killed massively and indiscriminately for the purpose of destroying the morale of a people and bringing its leadership to its knees, to a vulgar abbreviation, he says, "If we attrit the population base of the Viet Cong, it will accelerate the process of degrading the V.
In a shift of focus related to regulatory setbacks, the company had elected to allow the legacy consumer business to attrit.
While some positions would have to be substantial in their own right, especially those astride major roadways or cities, depth would help the Baltic states attrit Russian forces as they drove westward.
A counterforce strategy can be designed to attrit adversary naval forces (gray hulls) to the point where they can neither project military power nor defend against U.