Pronunciation of Attack
/ɐtˈak/, /ɐtˈak/, /ɐ_t_ˈa_k/
Synonyms for attack:
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
bombing, the Blitz, air strike, tackle, air raid.
Sense 6 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
Sense 10 (noun)
castigate, tell off, tear apart.
Sense 11 (noun)
take up, set about.
barrage, combat, strike, set on, attempt, snipe, plan of attack, onrush, assail, storm, battle, offense, sortie, flak, charge, invasion, raid, blast, aggress, outbreak, lash out, tirade, thrust, round, warfare, approach, onslaught, bombardment, war, siege, flack, riot, offensive, assault, furor, foray, bloodshed, tone-beginning, fire, onset, aggression.
imputation, reproach, recrimination.
collapse, illness, infliction, malady, decrepitude, ailment, nausea, sickness, apoplexy, indisposition, unhealthiness, disease, queasiness, syndrome, feverishness, spasm, pestilence, handicap, curse, disability, affection, virus, Sickliness, fever, malaise, infirmity, disorder, condition, symptom, breakdown, complication, debility, complaint, ague, bug, infection.
muscle spasm (noun)
physical assault (noun)
outbreak, intervention, thrust, strike, volley, onrush, encroachment, raid, offensive, onset, charge, foray, irruption, onslaught, blitz, Assailment, incursion, intrusion, advance, offense, rush, invasion, blitzkrieg, barrage, inroad, encounter, aggression.
sudden dysfunction or disorder (noun)
verbal assault (noun)
broil, savagery, intensity, insurrection, frenzy, thuggery, assault, outrage, brawl, brutality, destructiveness, fierceness, abuse, fight, vehemence, fury, terrorism, uproar, inhumanity, torture, atrocity, turmoil, commotion, wildness, violence, rage, ferocity, barbarity, brutishness, fracas, vandalism.
assault physically (verb)
assault verbally (verb)
set to work (verb)
buckle down, take up, tear into, tackle.
bayonet, coercive, toughie, air raid, scoreboard, biff, teargas, talking to, excruciate, land on, whale at, truculency, denigrate, bop, claw, accusatorial, ambuscade, calumniate, shoot at, goalkeeping, scorecard, Pot shot, zero hour, Calumniation, aggressiveness, hatchet job, ticking off, reproof, air strike, vilification, rattle up, rough up, denunciatory, goon, affect, denunciative, tell off, Assailer, nuke, first strike, criminate, winner, light into, astringent, gang up on, belittlement, clunk, incrimination, ruction, go at someone, pounding, hat trick, accusatory, admonition, belligerence, militancy, minimization, dig in, detonate, complain, Denouncer, undecided, defendable, assaulter, brickbat, scoreless, ops, asperse, the Blitz, pegboard, game point, criticism, whispering campaign, acidic, pugnaciousness, putdown, Indicter, surgical strike, donnybrook, come down on, apologia, salvo, barb, occupation, contumely, roughneck, derogation, besmirch, modus operandi, tiebreaker, counteroffensive, clobber, pull away, denigration, bellicosity, carpet bomb, hooligan, undermining, truculence, counterblow, opener, combative, telling-off, goaltending, unbeaten, backbite, tear into, militance, beleaguerment, whop, champ, bum rap, calumnious, rip into, mordacious, bitch out, bomb scare, traducement, hammer away at, dive-bomb, thrashing, accuse, revenge, Assailment, bushwhack, blitz, work over, character assassination, scoreline, stricture, Bashing, goal, bash, bellicoseness, pugnacity, inculpate, affray, bombing, censure, do over, jump on, gorilla, set about, deprecation, revile, nil, clout, eat, put away, recrimination, Besiegement, combativeness, stinging, tongue-lashing, diatribe, join battle, goal difference, counterattack, goalless, denouncement, tanning.
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Usage examples for attack:
- The attack is not without danger. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
- " What made him attack me just now without any warning? - "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- He was, therefore, to his great disappointment, unable to take part in Essex's land- attack on the town. - "Raleigh", Edmund Gosse.