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Borrowing from French _attaque_, derived from the verb _attaquer_, from Italian _attaccare_ (“to join, attach”) used in _attaccare battaglia_ (“to join battle”). Cognate with Italian _attacca_ and German _Attacke_.

Borrowing from French attaque, derived from the verb attaquer, from Italian attaccare (to join, attach) used in attaccare battaglia (to join battle). Cognate with Italian attacca and German Attacke.

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* (UK, US, Australia) IPA(key): /əˈtæk/ * Rhymes: -æk

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ATTACK (_plural_ ATTACKS) * An attempt to cause damage or injury to, or to somehow detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault. _They claimed the censorship of the article was an ATTACK of free speech._ * A time in which one attacks. The offence of a battle. _The army timed their ATTACK to coincide with the local celebrations._ * (cricket) Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side. * (volleyball) Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net. * (lacrosse) The three attackmen on the field or all the attackmen of a team. * The sudden onset of a disease. _I´ve had an ATTACK of the flu._ * An active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease. * (music) The onset of a musical note, particularly with respect to the strength (and duration) of that onset. * (audio) The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack). SYNONYMS * (volleyball): hit, spike * See also Wikisaurus:attack ANTONYMS * (music): decay, release DERIVED TERMS * attack is the best form of defence * pincer attack RELATED TERMS * attachment TRANSLATIONS

attack (plural attacks)

  1. An attempt to cause damage or injury to, or to somehow detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault.
    They claimed the censorship of the article was an attack of free speech.
  2. A time in which one attacks. The offence of a battle.
    The army timed their attack to coincide with the local celebrations.
  3. (cricket) Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side.
  4. (volleyball) Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net.
  5. (lacrosse) The three attackmen on the field or all the attackmen of a team.
  6. The sudden onset of a disease.
    I´ve had an attack of the flu.
  7. An active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease.
  8. (music) The onset of a musical note, particularly with respect to the strength (and duration) of that onset.
  9. (audio) The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack).

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ATTACK (_third-person singular simple present_ ATTACKS, _present participle_ ATTACKING, _simple past and past participle_ ATTACKED) * (transitive) To apply violent force to someone or something. _This species of snake will only ATTACK humans if it feels threatened._ * (transitive) To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (_particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than "criticize" or similar_). _She published an article ATTACKING the recent pay cuts._ * (transitive) To begin to affect; to act upon injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste. * Macaulay On the fourth of March he was ATTACKED by fever. * B. Stewart Hydrofluoric acid […] ATTACKS the glass. * (transitive) To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon. _We´ll have dinner before we ATTACK the biology homework._ _I ATTACKED the meal with a hearty appetite._ * (transitive, cricket) To aim balls at the batsman’s wicket. * (intransitive, cricket) To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets. * (intransitive, cricket) To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly. * (soccer) To move forward in an attempt to actively score point, as opposed to trying not to concede. SYNONYMS * See also Wikisaurus:attack TRANSLATIONS

attack (third-person singular simple present attacks, present participle attacking, simple past and past participle attacked)

  1. (transitive) To apply violent force to someone or something.
    This species of snake will only attack humans if it feels threatened.
  2. (transitive) To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than "criticize" or similar).
    She published an article attacking the recent pay cuts.
  3. (transitive) To begin to affect; to act upon injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
  4. (transitive) To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
    We´ll have dinner before we attack the biology homework.
    I attacked the meal with a hearty appetite.
  5. (transitive, cricket) To aim balls at the batsman’s wicket.
  6. (intransitive, cricket) To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets.
  7. (intransitive, cricket) To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly.
  8. (soccer) To move forward in an attempt to actively score point, as opposed to trying not to concede.

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* attack in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * attack in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * attack at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

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Swedish - Etymology

Borrowing from English _attack_.

Borrowing from English attack.

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* IPA(key): /aˈtak/

  • IPA(key): /aˈtak/

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ATTACK c * attack; an attempt to cause damage * attack; offense of a battle DECLENSION RELATED TERMS * attackera

attack c

  1. attack; an attempt to cause damage
  2. attack; offense of a battle

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