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Definition of attack:

  1. A setting to work upon some task, etc.
  2. An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
  3. An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
  4. The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; - opposed to defense.
  5. The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.
  6. To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
  7. To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
  8. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
  9. To make an onset or attack.
  10. To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.


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