be under attack

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be under attack(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. estar siendo atacado
When the king found out that the villages to the south were being attacked, he sent aid immediately.Cuando el rey se enteró de que las aldeas al sur estaban siendo atacadas, envió auxilio inmediatamente.
b. recibir ataques
The city was under attack from all sides .La ciudad recibía ataques desde todas partes.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Just relax, will you? You're not under attack; we're just trying to offer some constructive criticism.Tranquilo, ¿no? No te estamos atacando; solo queremos ofrecerte unas críticas constructivas.
We were under attack, but we stood our ground.Nos estaban atacando, pero nos mantuvimos firmes.
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