Complete Definition of "attack"

English

Pronunciation
a|RP|AusE?|GenAm? IPA|/ÉËtæk/, SAMPA|/@t{:k/
audio|en-us-attack.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æk

Homophones
a tack

Noun
en-noun

  1. An attempt to cause damage or injury to, or to somehow detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault.
  2. A time in which one attacks. The offence of a battle.
  3. cricket Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side.
  4. volleyball Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net.
  5. medicine The sudden onset of a disease.
  6. italbrac|audio The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack).

Synonyms
sense|volleyball hit, spike

Translations
trans-top|attempt to cause damage or injury
Finnish: t-|fi|hyökkäys
Polish: t|pl|atakowaÄ, t|pl|napadaÄ
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Russian: t|ru|нападение|n|trnapad'énije|scCyrl
Slovene: napad m
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trans-top|offense of a battle
Breton: argadenn f, argadennoù p
Catalan: atac m
Chinese traditional/simplified: æ»æ,æ»å» (gÅng jÄ«)
Czech: t-|cs|útok|m
Danish: angreb
Dutch: t+|nl|aanval|m
Esperanto: atako
Finnish: t-|fi|hyökkäys, t-|fi|h-hetki
French: t+|fr|attaque|f
Frisian: oanfal
German: t+|de|Angriff|m
Greek: εÏίθεÏη (epithesi) f
Indonesian: serang|serangan, serbu|serbuan
Italian: t+|it|attacco|m
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Japanese: æ»æ (ãããã, kÅgeki)
Korean: 공격 (æ»æ, gonggyeok)
Kurdish:

Persian: FAchar|ÛÙرش (yureÅ¡)
Polish: atak m (1,3), napad m (1,3)
Portuguese: t+|pt|ataque|m
Russian: t+|ru|аÑака|f|tratáka|scCyrl, t|ru|нападение|n|trnapad'énije|scCyrl, t|ru|ÑÑÑÑм|trÅ¡turm|scCyrl of fortifications
Scottish Gaelic: ionnsaigh m/f
Slovene: napad m
Spanish: t+|es|ataque|m
Swedish: attack c, anfall n
Telugu: దాడి
Thai: THchar|à¸à¸²à¸£à¹à¸à¸¡à¸à¸µ (gaan johm dtee)
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trans-top|cricket: the bowlers of a cricket side
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trans-top|volleyball: a hit other than serve or block that sends the ball over the net
Finnish: iskulyönti
trans-mid
Russian: аÑака (atáka) f, ÑÐ´Ð°Ñ (udár) m
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trans-top|medicine: sudden onset of a disease
Finnish: kohtaus
Italian: t+|it|attacco|m
trans-mid
Polish: t|pl|atak|m, t|pl|napad|m
Russian: t|ru|пÑиÑÑÑп|m|trprístup|scCyrl, t|ru|пÑипадок|m|trpripádok|scCyrl
Slovene: napad m
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trans-top|amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level
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Derived terms
pincer attack

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To apply violent force to someone or something.
  2. transitive To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words
  3. context|transitive|cricket To aim balls at the batsman's wicket.
  4. context|intransitive|cricket To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets.
  5. context|intransitive|cricket To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly.
Translations
trans-top|to apply violent force to someone or something
Chinese traditional/simplified: æ»æ,æ»å» (gÅng jÄ«)
Finnish: hyökätä, käydä käsiksi
Greek: t|el|εÏιÏίθεμαι||trepitíthemai|scGrek
Kurdish:

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Portuguese: t+|pt|atacar
Polish: t|pl|atakowaÄ, t|pl|napadaÄ
Russian: аÑаковаÑÑ (atakovátâ) pf; нападаÑÑ (napadátâ) impf, напаÑÑÑ (napástâ) pf
Slovene: napasti
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trans-top|to aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words
Finnish: t+|fi|hyökätä
Greek: t|el|εÏιÏίθεμαι||trepitíthemai|scGrek (person), t|el|καÏαÏιάνομαι||trkatapiánomai|scGrek (idea)
Portuguese: t+|pt|atacar
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Polish: t|pl|atakowaÄ, t|pl|napadaÄ
Russian: кÑиÑиковаÑÑ (kritikovátâ) pf; нападаÑÑ (napadátâ) impf, напаÑÑÑ (napástâ) pf
Slovene: napasti
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trans-top|cricket: to aim balls at the batsman's wicket
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trans-top|cricket: to set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets
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trans-top|cricket: to bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly
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ttbc|Breton: argadiñ
ttbc|Catalan: atacar
ttbc|Czech: útoÄit impf., zaútoÄit pf.
ttbc|Danish: angribe
ttbc|Dutch: aanvallen
ttbc|Esperanto: ataki
ttbc|Estonian: ründama
ttbc|French: attaquer
ttbc|Frisian: oanfalle
ttbc|German: angreifen
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ttbc|Hebrew: ×תק××£ (litqof)
ttbc|Indonesian: serang, serbu, serang|menyerang, serbu|menyerbu
ttbc|Japanese: æ»æãã (ãããããã, kÅgeki-suru)
ttbc|Korean: 공격íë¤ (æ»æíë¤, gonggyeokhada)
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: thoir ionnsaigh
ttbc|Spanish: atacar
ttbc|Swedish: attackera, anfalla
ttbc|Telugu: దాడిà°à±à°¯à±, à°¦à°à°¡à±à°¤à±à°¤à±
ttbc|Thai: THchar|à¹à¸à¸¡à¸à¸µ (johm dtee)
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Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Volleyball

ar:attack
de:attack
el:attack
fa:attack
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gl:attack
ko:attack
hy:attack
io:attack
id:attack
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ja:attack
pl:attack
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ru:attack
simple:attack
fi:attack
ta:attack
te:attack
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vi:attack
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