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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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In their past calls for attacks on Western targets, AQAP has focused on putting bombs on planes, not revenge attacks.

French officials were already on edge after a series of apparently unconnected attacks, including the stabbing of police officers.

There is, however, a separate wing of AQAP designed to inspire their followers to conduct attacks against the West.

The most dangerous attacks are those that undermine your perceived strength.

These attacks had distinct similarities with the malware used against Sony.

I nursed him through several attacks of delirium tremens, and was always in fear that he would get out and disgrace us.

At night several counter-attacks were delivered, in every case repulsed with heavy loss.

In their attacks upon one another loads are forgotten and often seriously damaged.

During the following week the Spaniards made three more night-attacks, the total killed and wounded Americans amounting to 10 men.

General Hall occupied Santólan and the pumping-station there and repelled the repeated attacks made on his column.

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On this page you'll find 253 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to attacks, such as: raid, intrusion, violation, onslaught, offensive, and skirmish.

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