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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at·tack /əˈtæk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 at·tack /əˈtæk/ 及物動詞

From: Network Terminology

 上升 衝擊

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·tack v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attacked p. pr. & vb. n. Attacking.]
 1. To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault. Attack their lines.”
 2. To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
 3. To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.
 4. To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
    On the fourth of March he was attacked by fever.   --Macaulay.
    Hydrofluoric acid . . . attacks the glass.   --B. Stewart.
 Syn: -- To Attack, Assail, Assault, Invade.
 Usage: These words all denote a violent onset; attack being the generic term, and the others specific forms of attack. To attack is to commence the onset; to assail is to make a sudden and violent attack, or to make repeated attacks; to assault (literally, to leap upon) is to attack physically by a had-to-hand approach or by unlawful and insulting violence; to invade is to enter by force on what belongs to another. Thus, a person may attack by offering violence of any kind; he may assail by means of missile weapons; he may assault by direct personal violence; a king may invade by marching an army into a country.  Figuratively, we may say, men attack with argument or satire; they assail with abuse or reproaches; they may be assaulted by severe temptations; the rights of the people may be invaded by the encroachments of the crown.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·tack, v. i. To make an onset or attack.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·tack, n.
 1. The act of attacking, or falling on with force or violence; an onset; an assault; -- opposed to defense.
 2. An assault upon one's feelings or reputation with unfriendly or bitter words.
 3. A setting to work upon some task, etc.
 4. An access of disease; a fit of sickness.
 5. The beginning of corrosive, decomposing, or destructive action, by a chemical agent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons);
           "the attack began at dawn" [syn: onslaught, onset, onrush]
      2: a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an
         attack of diarrhea"
      3: intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the
         Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack";
         "don't give me any flak" [syn: fire, flak, flack, blast]
      4: the act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last
         year"; "they made an attempt on his life" [syn: attempt]
      5: an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game
         with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
      6: 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"
      7: 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" [syn: approach, plan of
      8: a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
         [syn: tone-beginning]
      9: strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my
      v 1: 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" [syn: assail] [ant: defend]
      2: attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the
         left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker" [syn: round,
          assail, lash out, snipe, assault]
      3: take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs
         attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started
         to attack" [syn: aggress]
      4: attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger
         assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
         [syn: assail, assault, set on]
      5: set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task;
         "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
      6: begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver";
         "Rust is attacking the metal"