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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