Meaning of ATTACK in English


v. 1 assail, assault, fall or set or pounce upon; charge, rush, raid, strike (at), storm; engage (in battle), fight; Colloq mug, jump They were attacked on their way home by a gang of boys Helicopter gunships were sent out to attack the bunker. 2 criticize, censure, berate; abuse, revile, inveigh against, denounce, condemn, malign, denigrate, decry, disparage, deprecate, vilify His article attacked the minister for his views on housing 3 begin, start; approach, undertake We attacked the meal with gusto 4 affect, seize; infect Rheumatism attacks young and old alike 5 waste, devour, destroy, eat; erode, corrode, decompose, dissolve Termites have attacked the beams of the house Watch how the acid attacks the areas on the plate that have not been protected.

n. 6 assault, onset, offensive, onslaught, incursion, raid, strike, inroad, invasion The enemy responded to our attack with a smokescreen After capturing the pawn, Karpov launched an attack on the queen. 7 criticism, censure; abuse, denunciation, revilement, denigration, decrial, disparagement, deprecation, vilification The quarterly's attack is totally uncalled for 8 seizure, spell, spasm, paroxysm; fit, bout Preston has had another attack of gout How do you stop an attack of hiccups? 9 destruction, wasting; erosion, corrosion Noting the attack on the planks by shipworm, the surveyor declared the vessel unseaworthy Aluminium will not withstand the attack of the salt air in this area.

Oxford thesaurus English vocab.      Английский словарь Оксфорд тезаурус.