Definition of to come under attack
- The troops suddenly came under attack.
- The new policy has come under attack by environmentalists.
: 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
: 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
: lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side
: facing or protruding downward
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: 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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