on the offensive

Definition of on the offensive

  1. :  in or into a situation or position in which one attacks or fights against someone or something The soldiers are on the offensive. She went on the offensive to fight the charges against her.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  making attack :  aggressive

    :  of, relating to, or designed for attack

    :  of or relating to an attempt to score in a game or contest

  1. :  the act of an attacking party

    :  attack

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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