attrit


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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
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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.
Working out of the numerous villages around Salman Pak, AQI attempted to control the nahia's population; defend the Sunni areas against sectarian aggression; attrit coalition forces with IEDs, mortar attacks, and small arms fire; and disrupt National Police and Iraqi Police operations with IEDs and sniping.
11) The campaign thus became a blind effort to service a set of targets that air forces customarily hit, along with an equally blind effort to attrit Hezbollah's fighting forces.
Of those respondents who did not attrit, 20 had observation periods less than 30 days, 35 had missing data for ethnicity or reported an ethnicity of "other," and 162 were missing data on illness stage.
He's fighting a war of attrition against us--slowly, patiently, one strike at a time he will try to attrit our national motivation, and cause a psychological effect against our Soldiers, making them reluctant to dismount from their armored vehicles, subtly shortening patrol durations, and causing them to avoid certain areas or zones.
Under some rare and fortunate circumstances, you can attrit the enemy without actually killing him.
Enabled with superior intelligence and surveillance assets, the future commander would be best able to pinpoint those weapon systems that can destroy his most well-protected vehicles and engage them as priorities, rather than being forced to attrit or avoid an opponent whose entire force potentially possesses weapons dangerous to the Army's vehicles.
The Allies established significant combat forces on the Italian mainland with Avalanche and continued to attrit the German war machine.
An example of a tasking to a company team conducting a screen is, "Team A conducts a screen from phase line Alpha to phase line Bravo to destroy (100%) division reconnaissance and brigade reconnaissance; attrit by one-third the combat reconnaissance patrols (CRPs); maintain contact with the FSE; on order, conduct battle hand-off with the MBA and move to battle position (BP) Dog to become the task force reserve.