Translation of "attack" - English-French dictionary

attack

verbattack /əˈtæk/
transitive-intransitive ≠defend; to try to physically harm
attaquer , agresser

Soldiers attacked in the night.
Les soldats ont attaqué la nuit.

He started attacking them with a knife.
Il s'est mis à les agresser avec un couteau.
transitive ≠defend; to criticize or blame harshly
être l'objet d'attaques / de critiques virulentes

Police were attacked in the press for failing to catch the killer.
La police a été l'objet de critiques virulentes de la part de la presse pour avoir échoué à attraper le tueur.
transitive to cause disease or harm to the body
attaquer

The virus attacks the immune system.
Le virus attaque le système immunitaire.

attack

nounattack /əˈtæk/
countable-uncountable an attempt to physically harm
attaque feminine , attentat masculine

a terrorist attack
un attentat terroriste

violent attacks on neighboring villages
de violentes attaques contre les villages voisins
under attack
being attacked
attaqué/-ée

The capital was under attack.
La capitale était attaquée.
countable a harsh criticism or blame
attaque feminine / critique feminine virulente

political attacks against the candidates
des attaques politiques virulentes contre les candidats
countable a sudden short period of illness
crise feminine , accès masculine

an attack of the flu
un accès de grippe

(Translation of “attack” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

attack

verb /əˈtӕk/

to make a sudden, violent attempt to hurt or damage

attaquer
He attacked me with a knife
The village was attacked from the air.

to speak or write against

attaquer
The Prime Minister’s policy was attacked in the newspapers.

(in games) to attempt to score a goal.

attaquer
Real Madrid were attacking the Barcelona goal.

to make a vigorous start on

s’attaquer à
It’s time we attacked that pile of work.

attack

noun

a sudden bout of illness

crise, attaque
heart attack
an attack of ’flu.

(Translation of “attack” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)