Dictionary Results for attacking


1. attack - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): assail

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle

Antonym(s): defend




2. attack - verb

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

Synonym(s): round, assail, lash_out, snipe, assault

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart




3. attack - verb

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

Synonym(s): aggress

Hypernym(s): act, move




4. attack - verb

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

Synonym(s): assail, assault, set_on




5. attack - verb

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

Hypernym(s): get_down, begin, get, start_out, start, set_about, set_out, commence




6. attack - verb

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

Hypernym(s): affect




7. attacking - adjective

· disposed to attack

Synonym(s): assaultive





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