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According to WordNet, the verb "attack" has 6 sense(s).

200019792 begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal".

201118449 take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack".

201119169 launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week".

201120069 attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly".

200347610 set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed".

200862683 attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker".


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