- attack ► VERB 1) take aggressive action against. 2) (of a disease, chemical, etc.) act harmfully on. 3) criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly. 4) begin to deal with (a problem or task) in a determined way. 5) (in sport) attempt to score goals or points.► NOUN 1) an instance of attacking. 2) a sudden short bout of an illness. 3) the players in a team whose role is to attack.DERIVATIVES attacker noun.ORIGIN Italian attaccare 'join battle' .
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attacker */*/ — UK [əˈtækə(r)] / US [əˈtækər] noun [countable] Word forms attacker : singular attacker plural attackers someone who physically attacks someone else … English dictionary
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