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Overview of verb attack

The verb attack has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (22) attack, assail

(launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

2. (9) attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault

(attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

3. (8) attack, aggress

(take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack")

4. (4) assail, assault, set on, attack

(attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

5. (1) attack

(set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed")

6. attack

(begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal")


Overview of adj attacking

The adj attacking has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. assaultive, attacking

(disposed to attack)

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