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  • attack — vb Attack, assail, assault, bombard, storm are comparable not only in their military but also in their extended senses. All carry as their basic meaning to make a more or less violent onset upon. Attack originally connoted a fastening upon… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Attack — At*tack , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attacking}.] [F. attaquer, orig. another form of attacher to attack: cf. It. attacare to fasten, attack. See {Attach}, {Tack} a small nail.] 1. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attack — At*tack , n. [Cf. F. attaque.] 1. The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; opposed to defense. [1913 Webster] 2. An assault upon one s feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attack*/*/*/ — [əˈtæk] verb I 1) [I/T] to use violence against a person or place It was shortly before midnight when the terrorists attacked.[/ex] Two prison officers were brutally attacked with a knife.[/ex] 2) [T] to strongly criticize someone or something… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Words and Deeds — House (TV series) episode episode name = Words and Deeds episode no = HOU 311 airdate = January 9, 2007 writer = Leonard Dick director = Daniel Sackheim guest star = David Morse Tory Kittles Meagan Good Kadeem Hardison season = 3 diagnosis =… …   Wikipedia

  • attack — 1. verb 1) Chris had been brutally attacked Syn: assault, assail, set upon, beat up; batter, pummel, punch; informal do over, work over, rough up 2) they attacked along a 10 mile front Syn: strike, char …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • attack — I. verb Etymology: Middle French attaquer, from Old Italian *estaccare to attach, from stacca stake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English staca Date: 1562 transitive verb 1. to set upon or work against forcefully 2. to assail with unfriendly… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • attack — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. assault, attack; seizure (See disease). v. t. assail, assault, attack; affect, influence. Ant., defense. II Violent assault Nouns 1. (human attack) attack; assault, assault and battery; onset,… …   English dictionary for students

  • attack — [[t]ətæ̱k[/t]] ♦ attacks, attacking, attacked 1) VERB To attack a person or place means to try to hurt or damage them using physical violence. [V n] Fifty civilians in Masawa were killed when government planes attacked the town... [V n] He… …   English dictionary

  • Words Worth — Infobox animanga/Header name = Words Worth caption = ja name = ワーズ・ワース ja name trans = genre = EroticInfobox animanga/Game title = developer = flagicon|Japan ELF Corporation publisher = genre = Eroge, RPG ratings = 18+ platforms = Windows… …   Wikipedia

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