Translation of "attack" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /əˈtæk/ us /əˈtæk/

B1 a violent act intended to hurt or damage someone or something

agresión, asalto
There was a terrorist attack on the capital.

a sudden, short illness

He had a nasty attack of flu.
He had a terrible allergy attack.

B1 UK US offense the part of a sports team that tries to score points

They have a strong attack this year.
verb uk /əˈtæk/ us /əˈtæk/

B1 to use violence to hurt or damage someone or something

He was attacked by a gang of youths.

to say that someone or something is bad

She has attacked the government’s new education policy.

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


verb /əˈtӕk/

to make a sudden, violent attempt to hurt or damage

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

to speak or write against

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

(in games) to attempt to score a goal

Real Madrid were attacking the Barcelona goal.

to make a vigorous start on

lanzarse (a)
It’s time we attacked that pile of work.
attacker /əˈtækə/ noun

a person who attacks someone else

a sex attacker.

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