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to come under attack

Definition of to come under attack

  1. :  to be attacked <The troops suddenly came under attack.> <The new policy has come under attack by environmentalists.>



Word by Word Definitions

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  facing or protruding downward

    :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

attackplay
  1. :  to set upon or work against forcefully

    :  to assail with unfriendly or bitter words

    :  to begin to affect or to act on injuriously

  1. :  the act of attacking with physical force or unfriendly words :  assault

    :  a belligerent or antagonistic action

    :  a fit of sickness

  1. :  designed, planned, or used for carrying out a military attack


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