a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
an offensive move in a sport or game
ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
the act of attacking
begin to injure
set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
attack someone physically or emotionally
take the initiative and go on the offensive
attack in speech or writing
To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
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.
To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.
To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
To make an onset or attack.
The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault;
An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
A setting to work upon some task, etc.
An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.