verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attack
SYNONYMS FOR attack
Examples from the Web for attacked
Several Muslim sites in France, including mosques have been attacked or vandalized since the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
The same night the “dead cops” chant was recorded, two police officers were attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Ordinarily, you see punch-counterpunch-punch,” as the attacked party tries to fend off the intruder, the former official said.
The capital of Chechnya, Grozny, was attacked Thursday by insurgents who may have sworn allegiance to ISIS.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Attacked on Twitter and by outraged columnists for promoting sexism, Taylor issued a tearful public apology.
His men were surrounded and attacked as soon as they entered the city, and the attacks were kept up from day to day.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8|Charles H. Sylvester
In March, 1918, nine squadrons of his airplanes flew over Paris and attacked the city.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
They launched out in these into the Bay of Panama, attacked three large armed ships, took two of them, and began cruising in them.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland
When the lungs are attacked, all kinds of mistaken cruelties have been perpetrated.The Dog|Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
A Bear, a Fox, and an Opossum were attacked by an inundation.Fantastic Fables|Ambrose Bierce