Definition of "Attack" :
noun: a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
noun: an offensive move in a sport or game
"They won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning."
noun: the act of attacking
"Attacks on women increased last year."
noun: ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
"An attack on inflation."
noun: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
"The attack began at dawn."
noun: strong criticism
"He published an unexpected attack on my work."
noun: intense adverse criticism
"The government has come under attack."
noun: the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
"The film was sensitive to attack by acids."
noun: a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
"An attack of diarrhea."
verb: begin to injure
"The cancer cells are attacking his liver."
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."
verb: attack in speech or writing
"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker."
verb: take the initiative and go on the offensive
"The Serbs attacked the village at night."
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."
verb: attack someone physically or emotionally