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attack

noun
 
 
/əˈtæk/
VIOLENCE [C, U] B1 a violent act intended to hurt or damage someone or something: a terrorist attack on the capitalAttacking and invading
CRITICISM [C, U] a strong criticism of someone or something: a scathing attack on the presidentDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
ILLNESS [C] a sudden, short illness: a nasty attack of fluBeing and falling illDisease and illness - general words
SPORT [C, U] in games such as football, an attempt by the players in a team try to score points, goals, etc →  See also counter-attack Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competitors and participants in sports and games
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