Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: attack

1. attack (om handling) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe attack began at dawn.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)onrush, onset, onslaught


Mindre specifikke termermilitary operation, operation


Mere specifikke termerbanzai attack, banzai charge, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, bombing, charge, counterattack, countermove, coup de main, diversion, diversionary attack, fire, firing, ground attack, incursion, penetration, strafe, strike, surprise attack


Omfatter disse specifikke termerassault


Overordnet emneområdearmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. attack (om handling) an offensive move in a sport or game


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning.


Mindre specifikke termerplay, turn


Mere specifikke termercounterattack, counterplay

3. attack (om kommunikation) intense adverse criticism


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningClinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.
The government has come under attack.
Don't give me any flak.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)blast, fire, flack, flak


Mindre specifikke termercriticism, unfavorable judgment

4. attack (om handling) ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons.
An attack on inflation.
His plan of attack was misguided.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)approach, plan of attack


Mindre specifikke termerconceptualisation, conceptualization, formulation


Mere specifikke termeravenue

5. attack (om handling) the act of attacking


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAttacks on women increased last year.
They made an attempt on his life.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)attempt


Mindre specifikke termercrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense


Mere specifikke termerassault

6. attack (om handling) a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)tone-beginning


Mindre specifikke termerbeginning, commencement, start

7. attack (om tilstand) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAn attack of diarrhea.


Mindre specifikke termeraffliction


Mere specifikke termeranxiety attack, apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, convulsion, CVA, fit, flare, heart attack, hysterics, ictus, occlusion, paroxysm, raptus, seizure, spot, stroke, touch

8. attack (om proces) the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe film was sensitive to attack by acids.
Open to attack by the elements.


Mindre specifikke termerdegeneration, devolution

9. attack (om handling) strong criticism


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe published an unexpected attack on my work.


Mindre specifikke termercriticism, unfavorable judgment


Mere specifikke termeraspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration, slander


Engelsk udsagnsord: attack

1. attack (om konkurrence) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II.
Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)assail


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termercontend, fight, struggle


Mere specifikke termerbeleaguer, besiege, blitz, bomb, bombard, bust, cannonade, circumvent, counterattack, counterstrike, gas, hem in, hit, invade, occupy, pelt, pepper, raid, storm, strafe, strike, submarine, surprise, surround, torpedo


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningaggress, attack


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)defend

2. attack (om kommunikation) attack in speech or writing


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)assail, assault, lash out, round, snipe


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termercriticise, criticize, knock, pick apart


Mere specifikke termerabuse, barrage, blackguard, blister, bombard, clapperclaw, claw, rip, rubbish, scald, shout, vitriol, whang, whip

3. attack (om konkurrence) take the initiative and go on the offensive


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe Serbs attacked the village at night.
The visiting team started to attack.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)aggress


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termeract, move


Mere specifikke termercheck, fork, harass, pin, tackle


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningassail, attack

4. attack (om konkurrence) attack someone physically or emotionally


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe mugger assaulted the woman.
Nightmares assailed him regularly.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)assail, assault, set on


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Mere specifikke termerassault, bait, beset, blindside, bulldog, desecrate, dishonor, dishonour, jump, molest, outrage, outrage, profane, rape, ravish, reassail, rush, savage, set, set upon, sic, violate, violate

5. attack (om ændring) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerbegin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

6. attack (i anatomi) begin to injure


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe cancer cells are attacking his liver.
Rust is attacking the metal.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s something


Mindre specifikke termeraffect









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