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. (noun)
A time in which one attacks. The offence of a battle. (noun)
Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side. (noun)
Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net. (noun)
The three attackmen on the field or all the attackmen of a team. (noun)
The sudden onset of a disease. (noun)
An active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease. (noun)
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). (noun)
To apply violent force to someone or something. (verb)
To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than "criticize" or similar). (verb)
To deal with something undesirable in a direct way. (verb)
To aim balls at the batsman’s wicket. (verb)
To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets. (verb)
To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly. (verb)
To move forward in an attempt to actively score point, as opposed to trying not to concede. (verb)
Examples of word attack
But to cover a real attack on an angle, cavalry sometimes makes a _false attack_ on the front of a square.
What's striking is that while everybody recognizes that Estrich's hysterical in both meanings of the term attack on Michael Kinsley was pure menopausal hot flash, the Axiom of Equality -- the assumption that any inequality disfavoring non-white males is the product of discrimination and must be alleviated -- is so engrained in public discourse that you just know Estrich is going to win in the end.
The Portuguese driver will have a very busy March, with about 10 days of testing for the season, getting ready for the title attack on the European Formula Renault 2.0, title which belongs to his team Motopark Academy.
This attack is the latest in a series of systematic attacks against Nigerians of the Niger Delta which has been on going for the past 20 years from Babaginda, Abacha, Obasanjo and now this pathetic individual who calls himself President when in fact he was never even elected - unless you call rigging an election a legal process.
But the attack is a campaign tactic that has been used many times.