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Definition of "attacking" []

  • To launch a physical assault (against) with or without weapons; begin hostilities (with) (verb)
  • To take the initiative in a game, sport, etc (verb)
  • To direct hostile words or writings at; criticize or abuse vehemently (verb)
  • To turn one's mind or energies vigorously to (a job, problem, etc) (verb)
  • To begin to injure or affect adversely; corrode, corrupt, or infect (verb)
  • To attempt to rape (verb)
  • The act or an instance of attacking (noun)
  • Strong criticism or abuse (noun)
  • An offensive move in a game, sport, etc (noun)
  • Commencement of a task, etc (noun)
  • Any sudden and usually severe manifestation of a disease or disorder (noun)
  • Decisiveness in beginning a passage, movement, or piece (noun)
  • The speed with which a note reaches its maximum volume (noun)
  • An attempted rape (noun)
  • Present participle of attack. (verb)

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  • . That which has a tendance to attack, to be aggressive. (adjective)

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Use "attacking" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, we haven't tackled the fundamental challenge, which I call attacking Al Qaeda's narrative — its reading of history."
  • "The capture by assault was either by force or by open violence, or by force mixed with fraud: the open violence was either by assault without piercing the walls (which they called attacking the city in crown fashion) because they surrounded the City with the entire army, as when Scipio took New Carthage in Spain; or if this assault was not enough they addressed themselves to breeching the walls with rams or with other machines of war of theirs; or they made a mine and by means of it entered the City, by which method they took the City from the Veienti: or in order to be at the same level with those who defended the walls, they made towers of wood: or they made embankments of earth placed against the outside of the walls in order to come to a height above them."
  • ""This campaign is about having a real conversation about energy issues and about finding common ground where we can move forward, and it's disappointing that there are groups that are interested in attacking Chevron and not engaging in a rational conversation," Morgan Crinklaw, a Chevron spokesman, said Tuesday."