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a vicious attack
measures to reduce the number of sexual attacks on young women
a nuclear attack
Government forces renewed their attacks on a key communications tower.
We mounted a surprise attack against their ammunition depot.
The city was under attack throughout the night.
The book is widely seen as an attack on the education system.
He was outraged by the personal attacks launched against him.
Both candidates have come under attack for their health-care proposals.
a severe asthma attack
an attack of the flu
This is the British English definition of attack. View American English definition of attack.