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tone-beginning, attack
n. a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
attack
n. 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"
attempt, attack
n. the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
plan of attack, attack, approach
n. 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"
attack
n. strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
Attack
n. [the act of using violence with the intention of harming]
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attack
v. begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
attack
v. set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
lash out, assault, snipe, assail, round, attack
v. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
aggress, attack
v. take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
assail, attack
v. 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"
set on, attack, assault, assail
v. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
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assault, attack
adj. "offensive weapons", "attack planes"
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fashion
n. consumer goods (especially clothing) in the current mode
manoeuvre, play, maneuver
n. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
abuse, misuse
n. improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
simulated military operation, manoeuvre, maneuver
n. a military training exercise
process, procedure
n. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
aggression
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior
disapproval
n. the expression of disapproval
castigate
v. inflict severe punishment on
upbraid, reproach
v. express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
condemn
v. appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
lash out, assault, snipe, assail, round, attack
v. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
lash out, assault, snipe, assail, round, attack
v. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
condemn
v. compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
derogate, denigrate, belittle, minimize
v. cause to seem less serious; play down; "Don't belittle his influence"
assail, attack
v. 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"
assail, attack
v. 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"
set on, attack, assault, assail
v. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
set on, attack, assault, assail
v. attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
besiege
v. harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
mug
v. rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence; "I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"
rob
v. take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; "The burglars robbed him of all his money"
dishonour, ravish, violate, dishonor, rape, outrage
v. force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
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antipersonnel
adj. designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction
attacking, assaultive
adj. disposed to attack
tip-and-run, hit-and-run
adj. designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape; "hit-and-run units"; "tip-and-run assaults"
incursive, invasive, invading
adj. involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war"
raiding, predatory, marauding
adj. characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party"
on the offensive
adj. actively attacking
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defend
v. be on the defensive; act against an attack
protect
v. shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
attack
Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
  • Fuzzynyms
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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