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To attack a person or object - synonyms or related words

attack

verb

to use violence to harm a person, animal, or place

assault

verb

to attack someone violently

set on

to attack someone or something

fly at

to attack someone violently

ambush

verb

to attack someone after hiding and waiting for them

mug

verb

to attack someone in a public place and steal their money, jewellery, or other possessions

strike at

to make a sudden violent or illegal attack on someone or something

go for

informal

to attack someone physically

assail

verb

formal

to physically attack or severely criticize someone

come at

to suddenly move towards someone in order to threaten them or attack them physically

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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