Definition of go on the attack
- The team went on the attack and quickly scored a goal.
- The candidate went on the attack and accused his opponent of lying.
- Opponents of the project went on the attack and defeated the land sale.
: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop
: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart
: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure
: the act or manner of going
: the height of fashion : rage
: an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence
: functioning properly : being in good and ready condition
: a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board
: to set upon or work against forcefully
: to assail with unfriendly or bitter words
: to begin to affect or to act on injuriously
: the act of attacking with physical force or unfriendly words : assault
: a belligerent or antagonistic action
: a fit of sickness
: designed, planned, or used for carrying out a military attack
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