attack
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attack(
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tahk
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to assault)
a. atacar
The suspects are believed to have attacked a second person that night.Se cree que los sospechosos atacaron a una segunda persona esa noche.
b. agredir
He was attacked with a broken bottle.Lo agredieron con una botella rota.
2. (to criticize)
a. atacar
His article attacks the latest government policies.Su artículo ataca las políticas gubernamentales más recientes.
3. (to start with energy)
a. atacar
He sat at the table and attacked his dinner.Se sentó en la mesa y atacó la cena.
4. (to grapple with)
a. combatir
There are many ways to attack the problem of obesity.Hay muchas formas de combatir el problema de la obesidad.
5. (medicine)
a. atacar
It is a viral disease that attacks the liver.Se trata de una enfermedad viral que ataca el hígado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to assault)
a. atacar
They decided to attack in the morning.Decidieron atacar por la mañana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (assault)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The attack was conducted by terrorists.El ataque fue perpetrado por terroristas.
b. el atentado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Basil described how he hid under a bed during the attack and saw the feet of one of the terrorists.Basil describió como se escondió bajo una cama durante el atentado y vio los pies de uno de los terroristas.
8. (medicine)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I had such a coughing attack I had to leave the theater.Me dio un ataque de tos tan fuerte que tuve que salirme del cine.
9. (threat)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In his article, Jackson described the proposed legislation as an attack on democracy.En su artículo, Jackson describió la legislación propuesta como un ataque contra la democracia.
b. el atentado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We regard these images as an attack on morality and family values.Consideramos estas imágenes como un atentado contra la moralidad y los valores de la familia.
10. (criticism)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The journalist launched a blistering attack on his colleague.El periodista lanzó un ataque despiadado contra su colega.
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attack
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be under attackestar siendo atacado(a)
to come under attackser atacado(a)
to launch an attack on somebodylanzar un ataque contra alguien
an attack of nervesun ataque de nervios
I had an attack of doubtme asaltaron las dudas
an attack of feverun acceso de fiebre
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. atacar
3. (problem)
a. acometer, abordar
he was attacked in the streetlo asaltaron en la calle
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attack [əˈtæk]
noun
1 (Mil) (Dep) also ataque (m);on a, contra, sobre; (assault) atentado (m); agresión (f)
an attack on sb's life un atentado contra la vida de algn; an attack on the security of the state un atentado contra la seguridad del estado
to be under attack
to launch an attack (Mil) also lanzar un ataque; to leave o.s. open to attack dejarse expuesto a un ataque; to return to the attack volver al ataque; surprise attack ataque por sorpresa; to be/come under attack ser atacado
The role of the state in planning social change has been under attack He came under attack for his remarks on the trial
attack is the best form of defence la mejor defensa es en el ataque
He responded with a blistering attack on the ANC
2 (Med) (gen) ataque (m); (fit) acceso (m); crisis (f)
an attack of pneumonia una pulmonía; an attack of nerves un ataque de nervios; una crisis nerviosa
transitive verb
1 (Mil) (Dep) (Med) also atacar; (assault) agredir; [+bull etc] embestir
he was attacked by doubts
it attacks the liver ataca al hígado; they mercilessly attacked his Marxist approach atacaron despiadadamente su enfoque marxista
2 (tackle) [+job, problem] enfrentarse con; (combat) combatir
we must attack poverty debemos combatir la pobreza
3 (Chem) atacar
intransitive verb
atacar
modifier
attack dog (n) perro (m) de presa
...the prisoners massacred a week ago when police, using machine guns and attack dogs, invaded Cell Block 9 at Sao Paulo' s house of detention
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