take the offensive
Definition of take the offensive
: to begin to attack or fight against someone or something Opponents of the development project took the offensive and defeated the land sale.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: a distinct treatment or variation
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: making attack : aggressive
: of, relating to, or designed for attack
: of or relating to an attempt to score in a game or contest
: the act of an attacking party
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