Attack in a sentence as a noun

We know using weapons to attack people creates horrific, real human harm.

The contest limitations rule out most of the likely attack vectors for breaking the protocol in the real world.

In a rush to applaud cleverness, Twitter seems to have lept to the conclusion that "clever attack" means "vulnerable target".

A bomb blast engineer to model the effects of various bomb attack scenarios on the cladding and structure.

They should also personally attack each of the original progenators in the Senate/House of the bill.

To me, all of this seems like typical geek behaviour: something is making them uncomfortable, and so they attack it on rational grounds.

Attack in a sentence as a verb

Things to remember:* You really want to know whether NSA is directly attacking cryptographic primitives or whether they're subverting endpoints.

Leveraging the political sensitivity of this important issue to attack an opponent is pretty low.

It's ironic that when the Chinese attack against Google occurred, we thought the Chinese government was the most hostile state actor threat to worry about, but it turned out to be the US and UK government.

He thinks that academia stands in the way of this political goal and he wants to attack and destroy academia by destroying academic institutions.

That, to me, has been the most difficult thing about Snowden, is that here's someone who did the right thing, who revealed wrong-doing on the part of our government, and there are a lot of people who say he's the wrongdoer, who attack him as disloyal and worse.

Its like 4chan discussing politics, just a complete mess always on the attack...but at least when thanks comes its usually really good, for example this year I got a hand made Christmas card from the Indonesian Fishing Association for getting a reporter in touch with them.

Attack definitions


(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"

See also: onslaught onset onrush


an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"


intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

See also: fire flak flack blast


ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"

See also: approach


the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"

See also: attempt


a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

See also: tone-beginning


a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"


the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"


strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"


launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

See also: assail


attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

See also: round assail snipe assault


take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"

See also: aggress


attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

See also: assail assault


set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"


begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"