in attack


: playing on the part of the team that tries to score points or goals : (US) on offense
He will play in attack.

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Recent Examples on the Web The Lionesses have been below par in attack, but have not surrendered a goal in the run of play in four games. Frank Dell'apa,, 8 Aug. 2023 Andonovski had few answers for what plagued the U.S. team in attack and spent much of the tournament coaching timidly, rarely making substitutions or changing things tactically. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 7 Aug. 2023 Lacking power in attack, FCD had few chances to score in the match. Abraham Nudelstejer, Dallas News, 5 July 2023 California Woman arrested in attack on Watts taco stand after refusing to pay for food, police say Aug. 10, 2023 LAPD detectives described the suspects as men in their mid-20 to early 30s. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 At least 37 killed in attack on school in Uganda, officials say Funerals began Sunday as bodies were released into the custody of family members. Rael Ombuor, Washington Post, 20 June 2023 The campaign backing Ron DeSantis as Republican presidential nominee in 2024 has used what experts identify as AI-generated deepfakes in attack ad against rival Donald Trump. James Vincent, The Verge, 8 June 2023 Anti-Putin fighters appear to use American equipment in attack on Russia May 24, 202302:00 What’s their connection to Ukraine? Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 26 May 2023 The two more advanced midfielders, in this case Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan, can then join the forward line with the wingers staying wide, creating a shape that looks like 2-3-5 in attack. James Nalton, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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“In attack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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