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Definition of Attacks
attackAppel Ap`pel", n. [F., prop., a call. See Appeal, n.]
A tap or stamp of the foot as a warning of intent to attack;
-- called also attack.
Attack At*tack", v. i.
To make an onset or attack.
AttackAttack At*tack", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attacked; p. pr. & vb.
n. Attacking.] [F. attaquer, orig. another form of attacher
to attack: cf. It. attacare to fasten, attack. See Attach,
Tack a small nail.]
1. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and
arms; to assault. ``Attack their lines.' --Dryden.
2. To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a
controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into
disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to
attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
3. To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some
object of labor or investigation.
4. To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or
destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
On the fourth of March he was attacked by fever.
Hydrofluoric acid . . . attacks the glass. --B.
Syn: To Attack, Assail, Assault, Invade.
Usage: These words all denote a violent onset; attack being
the generic term, and the others specific forms of
attack. To attack is to commence the onset; to assail
is to make a sudden and violent attack, or to make
repeated attacks; to assault (literally, to leap upon)
is to attack physically by a had-to-hand approach or
by unlawful and insulting violence; to invade is to
enter by force on what belongs to another. Thus, a
person may attack by offering violence of any kind; he
may assail by means of missile weapons; he may assault
by direct personal violence; a king may invade by
marching an army into a country. Figuratively, we may
say, men attack with argument or satire; they assail
with abuse or reproaches; they may be assaulted by
severe temptations; the rights of the people may be
invaded by the encroachments of the crown.
Meaning of Attacks from wikipedia
- up attack
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Attack
- The September
, commonly known
as 9/11, were a series
of four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried
out by the militant Islamic
- The 2008 Mumbai attacks
to as 26/11, pronounced
"twenty six eleven") were a series
of terrorist attacks
that took place
- Mars Attacks
film in 1993. The writer pitched
of Mars Attacks
and Dinosaurs Attack
! to Burton, who both decided
that Dinosaurs Attack
- Attack Attack
to: Attack Attack
! (American band), an American
band (with one exclamation
mark) Attack Attack
! (album), the American
- terrorist campaigns
(such as the September
in 2001). While
few, if any, successful suicide attacks
took place anywhere
in the world
from the end...
- Paris attacks
to the following terrorist attacks
: 1941 Paris synagogue attacks
, 2 and 3 October
1941 1962 Issy-les-Moulineaux bombing, 10 March...
DoS attack methods centered
on IP spoofing
like smurf attacks
and fraggle attacks
(types of bandwidth consumption attacks
). SYN floods...
- ****anese attacks
on the US-held Philippines, Guam, and Wake Island
and on the British Empire
in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The attack
and distressing, panic attacks themselves
are not physically
dangerous. The essential features
of panic attacks remain
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