attacking (part of speech: verb)
battering, invading, hitting, lunging, hammering, scorching, fighting, pounding, lashing, rioting, storming, combating, trouncing, scathing, assailing, raping, bombarding, violating, savaging, charging, barraging, assaulting, slashing, striking, raiding, thrusting, flaying, attacking, harrying
- Antonio, however, was not so patient, for on being struck with a cudgel, he instantly returned the salute with his whip, scarifying the countenance of a carman. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.
- Mere scarifying the gums is sometimes all that is required, and will afford great relief. - "The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease.", Thomas Bull, M.D..