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English definition of “attack”

attack

noun [C or U] (VIOLENT ACT)    /əˈtæk/
B1 a violent act intended to hurt or damage someone or something: a racist attack Enemy forces have made an attack on the city. These bomb blasts suggest that the terrorists are (going) on the attack (= trying to defeat or hurt other people) again. The town was once again under attack (= being attacked).Attacking and invading
(Definition of attack noun (VIOLENT ACT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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