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A military or armed attack

air raid

noun

an air strike

air strike

noun

an attack in which one or more planes drop bombs on a place

attack

noun

an organized attempt to defeat an enemy, using weapons

barrage

noun

an attack during which an army continuously fires guns, drops bombs etc for a long time

blast

noun

an explosion, especially one caused by a bomb

blitz

noun

a sudden military attack

the Blitz

the period during the Second World War when the Germans dropped bombs on London and other British cities. British people remember this period as a time when everyone joined together to help each other.

blitzkrieg

noun

a sudden military attack, especially from the air, that is intended to achieve a quick victory

bombardment

noun

an attack on a place made by dropping bombs from planes or by firing large guns for a long time

bombing

noun

an attack or attacks made using bombs

bomb scare

noun

an occasion when people have to leave a place because someone says that there is a bomb there

first strike

noun

an attack with nuclear weapons that is intended to destroy an enemy’s nuclear weapons

foray

noun

a sudden quick attack on an enemy

hit

noun

an occasion when something such as a bomb or bullet lands on something, causing damage

offensive

noun

a major military attack

operation

noun

a planned activity involving a lot of people, especially soldiers or police officers

ops

noun

the organization of planned activities involving a lot of people, especially military activities

pounding

noun

repeated hard hits or heavy attack

raid

noun

a sudden short military attack

sally

noun

a sudden attack, especially one made from a place that is surrounded by an enemy

salvo

noun

a sudden attack on an opponent

shooting

noun

an occasion when someone is attacked by a person with a gun

stabbing

noun

an attack in which someone is stabbed

strike

noun

a military attack, especially one in which planes drop bombs on an area

surgical strike

noun

a military attack, especially by air, that is designed to destroy something specific and to avoid wider damage

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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