Meaning of “on the attack” in the English Dictionary


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on the attack

to act in a strong, determined way to defeat someone or something, often in a game or competition:

In the second half, the Panthers went on the attack and they scored after two minutes.
The Democrats have changed their campaign strategy, and are now on the attack against the Republicans.

(Definition of “on the attack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)