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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
“Two men would attack Jessie, but he would fight back.”
Present participle for to physically assault
“Did not this man attack me with his fists? He did indeed, And even now my cheeks smart with his blows.”
Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
“The government deployed additional forces to attack known terrorist strongholds.”
Present participle for to criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly
“Journalists were not impressed with the official's rhetoric and would attack him relentlessly.”
Present participle for to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We need to attack the problem now before it exacerbates.”
(usually of a disease or condition) Present participle for to affect adversely
“The disease would attack my body's defenses and cause me to feel ill for days.”
Favoring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause
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Related to, or for the purpose of, attack rather than defense
Critical or uncomplimentary in nature
Engaged in piracy or plunder
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