Meaning of “attack” - Learner’s Dictionary

attack

noun us uk /əˈtæk/
Harris intervened to stop the attack.He denies any involvement in the attack.She died within minutes of the attack.There have been several racist attacks in the area.She denies any involvement in the attack.
VIOLENCE [ C, U ]

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

a terrorist attack on the capital
CRITICISM [ C, U ]

a strong criticism of someone or something:

a scathing attack on the president
ILLNESS [ C ]

a sudden, short illness:

a nasty attack of flu
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

(Definition of “attack noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)