Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Attack

17 September 2020 Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We have 58 answers for the crossword clue Attack. We last saw the 'Attack' clue in Evening Standard Easy Crossword on Thursday, 17 September 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • An offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
  • The act of attacking; "attacks on women increased last year"; "they made an attempt on his life"
  • Strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
  • Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
  • A decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
  • Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
  • (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
  • A sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
  • Set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
  • Take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
  • Attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
  • The onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"
  • Begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
  • Attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ADS

4 Letters

BOUT

An occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"

FIRE

The act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

FLAK

Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

GOAT

Any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns

MAUL

A heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

RAID

An attempt by speculators to defraud investors

RUSH

(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

5 Letters

BESET

Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

BLAST

A very long fly ball

FLACK

Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

GOFOR

Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"

ONSET

The beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia"

ROUND

The usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"

RUNAT

SETAT

SETON

Attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

SICEM

SIEGE

The action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

SNIPE

A gunshot from a concealed location

STORM

A violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"

6 Letters

ACCOST

Speak to someone

ASSAIL

Attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

ASTHMA

Respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin

CHARGE

A special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

COMBAT

An engagement fought between two military forces

COMEAT

HAVEAT

INROAD

An encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"

INVADE

To intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"

JUMPON

Get up on the back of; "mount a horse"

LASHAT

MARAUD

A sudden short attack

MOLEST

Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

OFFEND

Cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"

ONRUSH

A forceful forward rush or flow; "from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed"; "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"

SET AT

SORTIE

(military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

STRIKE

A conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"

WAYLAY

Wait in hiding to attack

7 Letters

AGGRESS

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

ASSAULT

The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

ATTEMPT

Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

BESIEGE

Cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

BOMBARD

A large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

LASHOUT

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

LAYINTO

Hit violently, as in an attack

OFFENCE

(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"

RIPINTO

SETUPON

Assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"

8 Letters

APPROACH

The act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

PAROXYSM

A sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"

STRIKEAT

TEARINTO

Hit violently, as in an attack

9 Letters

OFFENSIVE

Causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"

ONSLAUGHT

The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"

12 Letters

PLANOFATTACK

Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"

13 Letters

TONEBEGINNING

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