to come under attack

idiom

: to be attacked
The troops suddenly came under attack.
The new policy has come under attack by environmentalists.

Examples of to come under attack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where big business or big labor team up with big government, freedom is sure to come under attack. Dominic Pino, National Review, 19 Mar. 2024 Nine years later this August, Ukraine reached all the way back to the 76th’s home base—a shocking incident that may compel further spreading out of Russian air defenses to bases prior thought unlikely to come under attack. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2023 None are eager to find themselves in the fix that former Disney CEO Bob Chapek encountered in Florida, or to come under attack from the governors and attorneys general of red states trying to score political points. Alan Murray, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2023 As the drag community continues to come under attack and face censoring, World of Wonder, the production company behind the franchise, co-founded by Bailey and Barbato, partnered with the ACLU to create the first-ever Drag Defense Fund with a donation from MTV and the show. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 27 July 2023 Lukashenko is one of Putin’s closest allies and recently said that Belarusian soldiers would join Russia’s fight against Ukraine if his nation were to come under attack. Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2023 The drills are also designed to teach residents how to respond if Taiwan were to come under attack. Eric Cheung, CNN, 28 July 2022 Perhaps most ominous, from a public-health perspective, is that school mandates have started to come under attack in state legislatures. New York Times, 25 May 2022 Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk made the plea after rejecting that an agreement was made with Moscow to establish a humanitarian corridor out of the Azovstal steel plant, which continues to come under attack by the Russian military, Reuters reports. Greg Norman, Fox News, 25 Apr. 2022

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“To come under attack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20come%20under%20attack. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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