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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