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English definition of “attack”

attack

verb [I/T] (HURT)   /əˈtæk/
to try to hurt or defeat someone or something using violence: [T] Two campers were attacked by a bear last night. [I] Most wild animals won't attack unless they are provoked. If a disease or a chemical attacks something, it damages it: [T] The stress hormone cortisol attacks the immune system. attacker    /əˈtæk·ər/ noun [C]
(Definition of attack verb (HURT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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