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  • verb Present participle of attack.
  • adjective sports . That which has a tendance to attack, to be aggressive.

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  • adjective disposed to attack


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  • Meanwhile, we haven't tackled the fundamental challenge, which I call attacking Al Qaeda's narrative — its reading of history.

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  • The capture by assault was either by force or by open violence, or by force mixed with fraud: the open violence was either by assault without piercing the walls (which they called attacking the city in crown fashion) because they surrounded the City with the entire army, as when Scipio took New Carthage in Spain; or if this assault was not enough they addressed themselves to breeching the walls with rams or with other machines of war of theirs; or they made a mine and by means of it entered the City, by which method they took the City from the Veienti: or in order to be at the same level with those who defended the walls, they made towers of wood: or they made embankments of earth placed against the outside of the walls in order to come to a height above them.

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  • Both teams are a little light in attacking numbers and it's quite congested in the middle.

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  • The ropes of varying length prevented the dogs attacking from the rear those that ran in front of them.

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  • Obama responded by again attacking Republicans, saying they decided that it was to their benefit to oppose his policies and ensure that he took all the blame for the lagging economy, rather than working with him to fix it.

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  • Dems overshoot the mark in attacking their own party.

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  • Maybe if you stopped giving your criticism in attacking manners and just offered it as advice, he would not block you.

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  • When the other young ones gathered around to tease, he joined with me in attacking them; and so viciously did we behave that before long I was let alone.

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  • "This campaign is about having a real conversation about energy issues and about finding common ground where we can move forward, and it's disappointing that there are groups that are interested in attacking Chevron and not engaging in a rational conversation," Morgan Crinklaw, a Chevron spokesman, said Tuesday.

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  • Four months later, Oreck sued Dyson for false advertising of its newest model, again attacking the “no loss of suction” claim; this was dismissed on res judicata grounds.

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