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Attack
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Attack as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

20 February 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 60 answers for the crossword clue 'Attack', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Attack a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Attack as an answer itself some 172 times.

Attack is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 with the answer being BESET, but the most popular answer for this clue is SETON.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

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
Physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

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"

LASER
An acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light

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 direct and violent assault on a stronghold

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
Morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"

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

10 Letters

AGGRESSION
Violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

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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