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noun as in verbal assault

noun as in sudden dysfunction or disorder

verb as in assault verbally

verb as in set to work

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We are learning so much this week — not only about a shameful attack on our very government, but the shamelessness of the people who made it inevitable.

It seemed every time the Wizards mounted an attack, the Raptors responded with the same type of play — a far-too-easy three that bumped the score back into comfortable territory and sapped Washington’s energy at the same time.

Under pressure, Hogan launches effort to pay five exonerated prisoners Maryland exoneree suffers heart attack before testifying on compensation bill

As more and more processes and facilities gain remote and automated capabilities, this kind of attack becomes more of a concern.

Roy thinks it’s an attack on the right to note that a Republican member of Congress was one of hundreds of thousands of people with underlying conditions to die after contracting the virus.

“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.

As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.

It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.

The comedian responded to the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine by renewing his recent criticisms of the Islamic faith.

It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.

In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.

On to Gaba Tepe just in time to see the opening, the climax and the end of the dreaded Turkish counter attack.

Then the enemy's howitzers and field guns had it all their own way, forcing attack to yield a lot of ground.

But the strength of his arm, and the bravery of his heart could not have defended him long against their determined attack.

Uric acid is decreased before an attack of gout and increased afterward, but its etiologic relation is still uncertain.

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On this page you'll find 389 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to attack, such as: aggression, barrage, charge, incursion, intervention, and intrusion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.