Attack pronunciation

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pronunciation:[ ə'tæk ]  

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  • attack 's definition:a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • attack in Chinese:vt.1.攻击 (opp. defend)。2.非难,抨击。3.着手,动手,投入。4.(疾病)侵袭。5.【化学】腐蚀。短语和例子We will not attack unless we are attacked; if we are attacked, we will certainly counter- attack。 人不犯我,我不犯人;人若犯我,我必犯人。 attack a task 动手工作。 attack a problem 着手解决问题。 Strong acids attack metals. 强酸对金属有腐蚀作用。 be attacked with (a disease) 害(病)。n.1.攻击 (opp. defense), 袭击。2.抨击。3.【航空】迎角,冲角,攻角。4.着手,动手。5.发作,发病。6.(表演或竞赛中的)主动。短语和例子A- is the best defense. 进攻是最好的防御。 an attack formation 攻击队形。 have an attack of 为…所侵袭;害,患(病)。 make an attack on 攻击。n.-er 攻击者。

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at·​tack|\ ə-ˈtakHow to pronounce attack (audio)\

attacked; attacking; attacks

transitive verb

1: to set upon or work against forcefullyattack an enemy fortification

2: to assail with unfriendly or bitter wordsa politician verbally attacked by critics

3: to begin to affect or to act on injuriouslyplants attacked by aphids

4a: to set to work onattack a problem

b: to begin to eat (food) eagerlyAt the table he attacked his meal with such singleminded ferocity as to be, as Boswell put it, disgusting to those whose sensations were delicate.— Donald R. DeGlopper

5chess : to threaten (a piece) with immediate capture

1: the act of attacking with physical force or unfriendly words : assaultthe victim of a knife attacka verbal attack

2: a belligerent or antagonistic actionlaunched an attack against his political opponents

3a: a fit of sicknessespecially: an active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease an attack of bronchitis

b: a period of being strongly affected by something (such as a desire or mood)an attack of the jitters

c: an aggressive attempt to take or extend a lead over others in a race (such as a bicycle race)… he crushed his rivals in the first mountain stages by going on relatively long solo attacks.— Samuel Abt

4a: an offensive or scoring actionwon the game with an 8-hit attack

b: offensive players or the positions taken up by them

5: the setting to work on some undertakingmade a new attack on the problema new plan of attack

6: the beginning of destructive action (as by a chemical agent)

7music : the act or manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

on the attack

: making an attackThe soldiers were on the attack.—often used in the phrase go on the attack with the meaning "to begin attacking"Last week he challenged Bradley to debate him and went on the attack, accusing his challenger of "disloyalty" to the party …— Matt Bai

under attack

: in the process of being attackedsoldiers under attacka politician who is under attack from his opponents—often used in the phrase come under attack with the meaning "to begin being attacked"a theory that has recent come under attack

1: designed, planned, or used for carrying out a military attackan attack helicopter

2: expressing or involving aggressively negative and harsh criticism of someone (such as a political opponent)attack adsEarly in my magazine career, I at times participated in a form of attack journalism that today fills me with remorse—picking a target and sending out a reporter to bring back the scalp.— Daniel Okrent

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  • [countable, uncountable]an act of using violence to try to hurt or kill somebody
    • Five people were killed in the attacks that took place last night.
    • attack on/upon somebody/somethingthe recent series of deadly terrorist attacks on European cities
    • a violent attack upon a police officer
    • attack against somebodyvicious attacks against pensioners
    • attack by somebody/somethingA child is recovering in hospital after a serious attack by a stray dog.
    Extra Examples
    • He was subjected to a violent attack.
    • Two teenagers carried out a frenzied attack on a local shopkeeper.
    • Where did the attack happen?
    • an attack by an armed gang
    • an increase in knife attacks on police officers
    Topics Crime and punishmenta2
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective… of attacksverb + attack
    • carry out
    • be subjected to
    • block
    attack + verbpreposition
    • attack against
    • attack by
    • attack on
    phrasesSee full entry
  • in war

  • [countable, uncountable]an act of trying to kill or injure the enemy in war, using weapons such as guns and bombs
    • a bomb/rocket/missile attack
    • attack on somebody/somethingRebel forces launched an attack on civilian targets.
    • attack against somebody/somethingCommanders attempted to prevent an attack against the city.
    • under attack (from somebody/something)The patrol came under attack from all sides.
    Collocations War and peaceWar and peaceStarting a war
    • declare/​make/​wage war (on somebody/​something)
    • go to war (against/​with somebody)
    • cause/​spark/​provoke/​foment/​quell unrest
    • incite/​lead/​crush/​suppress a revolt/​rebellion
    • launch/​mount/​carry out a surprise/​terrorist attack
    • prevent/​halt/​represent an escalation of the conflict
    • be torn apart by/​be on the brink of civil war
    • enter/​invade/​occupy somebody’s territory
    • lead/​launch/​resist/​repel an invasion
    Military operations
    • adopt/​develop/​implement/​pursue a military strategy
    • carry out/​execute/​perform military operations/​manoeuvres
    • send/​deploy/​station/​pull back/​withdraw troops
    • go on/​fly/​carry out a reconnaissance/​rescue mission
    • train/​equip/​deploy army/​military/​combat units
    • lead/​launch/​conduct a raid/​a surprise attack/​an (air/​airborne/​amphibious) assault (on somebody)
    • employ/​use guerrilla tactics
    • conduct/​wage biological/​guerrilla warfare
    • fight/​crush/​defeat the rebels/​the insurgency
    • suffer/​inflict a crushing defeat
    • achieve/​win a decisive victory
    • halt/​stop the British/​German/​Russian advance
    • order/​force a retreat
    • join/​serve in the army/​navy/​air force
    • be/​go/​remain/​serve on active duty
    • serve/​complete/​return from a tour of duty
    • be sent to the front (line)
    • attack/​strike/​engage/​defeat/​kill/​destroy the enemy
    • see/​report/​be engaged in heavy fighting
    • call for/​be met with armed resistance
    • come under heavy/​machine-gun/​mortar fire
    • fire a machine-gun/​mortar shells/​rockets (at somebody/​something)
    • shoot a rifle/​a pistol/​bullets/​missiles
    • launch/​fire a cruise/​ballistic/​anti-tank missile
    • use biological/​chemical/​nuclear weapons
    • inflict/​suffer/​sustain heavy losses/​casualties
    • be hit/​killed by enemy/​friendly/​artillery fire
    • become/​be held as a prisoner of war
    Civilians in war
    • harm/​kill/​target/​protect innocent/​unarmed civilians
    • cause/​avoid/​limit/​minimize civilian casualties/​collateral damage
    • impose/​enforce/​lift a curfew
    • engage in/​be a victim of ethnic cleansing
    • be sent to an internment/​a concentration camp
    • accept/​house/​resettle refugees fleeing from war
    • fear/​threaten military/​violent reprisals
    • commit/​be accused of war crimes/​crimes against humanity/​genocide
    Making peace
    • make/​bring/​win/​achieve/​maintain/​promote peace
    • call for/​negotiate/​broker/​declare a ceasefire/​a temporary truce
    • sign a ceasefire agreement
    • call for/​bring/​put an end to hostilities
    • demand/​negotiate/​accept the surrender of somebody/​something
    • establish/​send (in) a peacekeeping force
    • negotiate/​conclude/​ratify/​sign/​accept/​reject/​break/​violate a peace treaty
    see alsocounter-attack
    Extra Examples
    • Bombers pressed home their attack, causing severe damage to harbour installations.
    • Most of the population would stand little chance of surviving a nuclear attack.
    • The administration may launch a pre-emptive attack against terrorist bases.
    • The attack took place under cover of darkness.
    • The border towns have suffered a series of attacks.
    • The soldiers mounted an all-out attack on the town.
    • They came under sustained attack from the air.
    • an attack on enemy positions
    Topics War and conflicta2
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective… of attacksverb + attackattack + verbpreposition
    • under attack
    • attack against
    • attack by
    See full entry
  • of illness

  • [countable]a sudden, short period of illness, usually severe
    • to suffer an asthma attack
    • attack of somethingan attack of fever
    see alsoheart attackTopics Health problemsb1
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjectiveverb + attackattack + verbprepositionSee full entry
  • of emotion

  • [countable]a sudden period of feeling an emotion such as fear
    • a panic attack
    • attack of somethingan attack of nerves
    • He suffers from attacks of anxiety.
    • (figurative)an attack of conscience (= a guilty feeling about something you have done or are planning to do)
    • (figurative)an attack of the giggles
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjectiveverb + attackattack + verbprepositionSee full entry
  • criticism

  • [countable, uncountable]strong criticism of somebody/something in speech or in writing
    • He found himself the victim of an unprovoked attack by the media.
    • She has laid herself wide open to attack.
    • attack on somebody/somethingIt was seen as a personal attack on the president.
    • under attack (from somebody/something) (for something/for doing something)The school has come under attack for failing to encourage bright students.
    • Doctors have gone on the attack, accusing the government of incompetence.
    Extra Examples
    • The government's decision has provoked an attack from leaders of the health service.
    • The first line of attack is often name-calling.
    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective
    • bitter
    • blistering
    • devastating
    verb + attackprepositionphrases
    • a/​the line of attack
    • open to attack
    See full entry
  • in sport

  • [singular](British English)

    (North American Englishoffense)

    the players in a team whose job is to try to score goals or points
    • Germany's attack has been weakened by the loss of some key players through injury.
  • [countable, uncountable]attack (on something)the actions that players take to try to score a goal or win the game
    • a sustained attack on the Arsenal goal
  • action to stop something

  • [countable]attack (on something)an action that you take to try to stop or change something that you feel is bad
    • to launch an all-out attack on poverty/unemployment
  • damage

  • [uncountable, countable]the action of something such as an insect, or a disease, that causes damage to something/somebody
    • The roof timbers were affected by rot and insect attack.
  • Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French attaque (noun), attaquer (verb), from Italian attacco ‘an attack’, attaccare ‘join battle’, based on an element of Germanic origin (see attach).

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