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attackverb

uk /əˈtæk/ us /əˈtæk/

attack verb (HURT)

B1 [ I or T ] to try to hurt or defeat using violence

襲擊;毆打;攻擊;進攻
He was attacked and seriously injured by a gang of youths. 他被一幫年輕人打成重傷。
Army forces have been attacking the town since dawn. 從拂曉開始,軍隊就對這個城市展開了進攻。
Most wild animals won't attack unless they are provoked. 大多數野生動物若非被激怒,是不會主動攻擊的。
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More examples

  • Her voice shook as she spoke about the person who attacked her.
  • He attacked the man with a broken bottle.
  • She used to love cats but one attacked her and she doesn't like them anymore.
  • The army has been criticized for attacking the unarmed civilian population.
  • Earlier today a man was arrested for attacking a motorist in a road rage incident.

attack verb (CRITICIZE)

C1 [ T ] to criticize someone strongly

抨擊;責難
She wrote an article attacking the judges and their conduct of the trial. 她寫了一篇文章抨擊法官以及他們的審案方式。
The report attacks the idea of exams for seven and eight-year-olds. 這篇報導抨擊了對七八歲的孩子進行考試的計劃。

attack verb (DAMAGE)

C2 [ T ] If something, such as a disease or a chemical, attacks something, it damages it.

(疾病、化學品等)侵襲,侵害,侵蝕
AIDS attacks the body's immune system. 愛滋病破壞人體的免疫系統。
My rose bushes are being attacked by aphids. 我的薔薇花叢正在遭受蚜蟲的侵害。

attack verb (SPORT)

[ I or T ] If players in a team attack, they move forward to try to score points, goals, etc.

(體育比賽中)進攻

attack verb (DEAL WITH)

[ T ] to deal with something quickly and in an effective way

迅速處理;高效解決;全力應付
We have to attack these problems now and find some solutions. 我們必須現在就處理這些問題並尋找解決方案。
The children rushed in and eagerly attacked the food (= quickly started to eat it). 孩子們衝進屋裡狼吞虎嚥地大吃起來。

attacknoun

uk /əˈtæk/ us /əˈtæk/

attack noun (VIOLENT ACT)

B1 [ C or U ] a violent act intended to hurt or damage someone or something

襲擊;攻擊;進攻
a racist attack 種族主義襲擊
Enemy forces have made an attack on the city. 敵軍已經對這座城市發起了進攻。
These bomb blasts suggest that the terrorists are (going) on the attack (= trying to defeat or hurt other people) again. 這些爆炸事件表明,恐怖主義分子又發起了進攻。
The town was once again under attack (= being attacked). 這座城市再次遭受攻擊。

More examples

  • The terrorist attack on the UN building has shocked the civilized world.
  • The submarine dived just in time to avoid the enemy attack.
  • The police have to arm themselves against attack.
  • An 80-year-old woman was badly hurt in what the police describe as an apparently motiveless attack .
  • The rebel headquarters took a direct hit from a bomb during the attack.

attack noun (CRITICISM)

C2 [ C or U ] a strong criticism of someone or something

抨擊;責難
a scathing attack on the president 對總統的嚴厲抨擊
The government has come under attack from all sides for cutting education spending. 政府因為削減教育開支而受到各方面的強烈批評。

attack noun (ILLNESS)

[ C ] a sudden and short period of illness

(疾病的)突然發作
an attack of asthma/flu/malaria 哮喘/流感/瘧疾的突然發作
figurative an attack of the giggles 突然一陣咯咯傻笑

attack noun (SPORT)

B1 [ C or U ] the part of a team in some sports that tries to score points

(球隊中的)進攻(位置)
The team has a strong attack, but its defence is weak. 這支球隊攻擊力強大,但防守很薄弱。
The team is strong inattack but useless in defence. 這支球隊攻勢兇猛,但防守不堪一擊。

[ U ] determination in the way you play a sport, trying hard to score points

(體育運動中的)進攻
The team needs to put some more attack into its game. 這支球隊在比賽中需要加強攻勢。

(Translation of “attack” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)