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attacks

noun
plural of attack

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2 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder
  • malaria is characterized by periodic attacks of chills and fever

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attacks

verb
present tense third-person singular of attack

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1 to take sudden, violent action against
  • our dog unexpectedly attacked the mailman, sinking his teeth into the startled man's leg

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2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • the mayor and all his aides were attacked mercilessly in the press when the scandal erupted

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3 to start work on energetically
  • Courtney attacked the huge mess in her room with determination and enthusiasm

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“Attacks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/attacks. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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