to launch a physical assault (against)The duo are believed to have attacked several people in South London.
They would be compelled to assault the capital from the south.
mug (informal), ,
I was getting into my car when this guy tried to mug me.
Rebels ambushed 10 patrolmen.
He was assailed by a young man.
fall upon, ,
to launch a physical assault (against)The infantry's aim was to slow attacking forces.
In 1944 the allies invaded the Italian mainland.
Alexandretta had been occupied by the French in 1918.
8th century Vikings set off to raid the coasts of Europe.
He charged into the room.
They rushed the entrance.
The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
He doesn't like people to encroach on his territory.
to criticize vehementlyHe publicly attacked the people who've been calling for a secret ballot.
His mother had rarely criticized him or any of her children.
I do not blame them for trying to make some money.
He alleged that he was verbally abused by other soldiers.
They have blasted the report.
His first movie was panned by the critics.
Political leaders united yesterday to condemn the latest wave of violence.
I'm not knocking them: if they want to do it, it's up to them.
The director slammed the claims as an outrageous lie.
flame (informal), ,
Slated by critics at the time, the film has since become a classic.
have a go (at) (informal),
I would not presume to censure him for his views.
We maligned him dreadfully, assuming the very worst about him.
Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
his tendency to disparage literature
What right had the crowd to revile them?
vilify, , ,
He was vilified and forced into exile.
throw shade (at) (slang),
find fault with,
I hope the good name of the company will not be impugned.
go for the jugular,
pick holes in, ,
bite someone's head off,
snap someone's head off,
pick to pieces
to affect adverselyThe virus seems to have attacked his throat.
The birds infect the milk.
He loved his sister, and her loss clearly still affects him.
The land has been completely poisoned by chemicals.
The fishing waters have been contaminated with toxic wastes.
beaches polluted by sewage pumped into the sea
a guilt that in some way touches everyone
Rancid oil will taint the flavour.
spread to or among
the act of attackinga campaign of air attacks on strategic targets
The rebels are poised for a new assault.
He led the bayonet charge from the front.
The General's campaign against the militia has so far failed.
a nuclear strike
Throw something noisy and feign a rush at him.
The rebels attempted a surprise raid on a military camp.
seven years after the Roman invasion of Britain
The armed forces have launched an offensive to recapture lost ground.
the threat of massive military aggression
Security forces are active since the bombing blitz last month.
a military onslaught against the rebels
She made her first forays into politics.
armed incursions into border areas by rebel forces
the act of attackingHe launched an attack on businesses for failing to invest.
criticism, , ,
The policy had repeatedly come under strong criticism.
It is a controversial policy which has attracted international censure.
His action had been greeted with almost universal disapproval.
A group of people started to heckle and shout abuse.
Clare did not deserve the vilification she was subjected to.
the denigration of minorities in this country
calumny, , ,
He alleges that he was the victim of calumny and dirty tricks.
They were unanimous in their disparagement of the book.
The body is open to attack from other infections.
Ear infections are common in pre-school children.
the poison of crime and violence spreading through the city
Acid rain is responsible for the destruction of forests and the contamination of rivers and streams.
They have been reluctant to admit AIDS patients because of unfounded fears of contagion.
any sudden appearance of a disease or symptomsIt brought on an attack of asthma.
I was suffering with a bout of nerves.
Once a fit has started there's nothing you can do to stop it.
There has been a spell of dry weather.
He had a minor stroke, which left him partly paralysed.
I was prescribed drugs to control seizures.
He felt a spasm of fear.
He fell to the floor in the grip of an epileptic convulsion.
She was overcome by a paroxysm of grief.
Attack is the best form of defence
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in the sense of abuse
to speak insultingly or cruelly toHe alleged that he was verbally abused by other soldiers.
slate (informal, British),
slag (off) (slang),
in the sense of abuse
insulting commentsA group of people started to heckle and shout abuse.
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