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English definition of “attack”

attack

verb [I or T] (HURT)    /əˈtæk/
B1 to try to hurt or defeat using violence: He was attacked and seriously injured by a gang of youths. Army forces have been attacking the town since dawn. Most wild animals won't attack unless they are provoked. → Compare defendAttacking and invadingPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
(Definition of attack verb (HURT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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