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English definition of “attack”

attack

verb [T] (DAMAGE)    /əˈtæk/
C2 If something, such as a disease or a chemical , attacks something, it damages it: AIDS attacks the body's immune system . My rose bushes are being attacked by greenfly .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of attack verb (DAMAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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