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Definizione monolingua e traduzione attack

Inglese grammatica



attack (third-person singular simple present attacks, present participle attacking, simple past and past participle attacked)

  1. (transitive) To apply violent force to someone or something.
    This species of snake will only attack humans if it feels threatened.
  2. (transitive) To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than ""criticize"" or similar).
    She published an article attacking the recent pay cuts.
  3. (transitive) To deal with something undesirable in a direct way.
    We´ll have dinner before we attack the biology homework.
  4. (transitive, cricket) To aim balls at the batsman’s wicket.
  5. (intransitive, cricket) To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets.
  6. (intransitive, cricket) To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly.
  7. (soccer) To move forward in an attempt to actively score point, as opposed to trying not to concede.
    • 2011 October 15, Michael Da Silva, “Wigan 1 - 3 Bolton”, BBC Sport:
      Six successive defeats had left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table but, clearly under instructions to attack from the outset, Bolton started far the brighter.

attack (plural attacks)

  1. An attempt to cause damage or injury to, or to somehow detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault.
    They claimed the censorship of the article was an attack of free speech.
  2. A time in which one attacks. The offence of a battle.
    The army timed their attack to coincide with the local celebrations.
  3. (cricket) Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side.
  4. (volleyball) Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net.
  5. (lacrosse) The three attackmen on the field or all the attackmen of a team.
  6. (medicine) The sudden onset of a disease.
    I´ve had an attack of the flu.
  7. (audio) The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack).
Traduzione italiano attacco |assalto |aggressione |attaccare |aggredire |attacare |accesso |assalire |attentato |colpire |crisi |critica violenta |offesa |rapina |sconfiggere |vincere |violenza carnale |

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