In computer and computer networks an attack is any attempt to destroy, expose, alter, disable, steal or gain unauthorized access to or make unauthorized use of an asset.

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  1. An attempt to cause damage or injury to, or to somehow detract from the worth or credibility of, a person, position, idea, object, or thing, by physical, verbal, emotional, or other assault.
  2. A time in which one attacks. The offence of a battle.
  3. Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side.
  4. Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net.
  5. The three attackmen on the field or all the attackmen of a team.
  6. The sudden onset of a disease.
  7. An active episode of a chronic or recurrent disease.
  8. The amount of time it takes for the volume of an audio signal to go from zero to maximum level (e.g. an audio waveform representing a snare drum hit would feature a very fast attack, whereas that of a wave washing to shore would feature a slow attack).


  1. To apply violent force to someone or something.
    This species of snake will only attack humans if it feels threatened.
  2. To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than "criticize" or similar).
    She published an article attacking the recent pay cuts.
  3. To begin to affect; to act upon injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
  4. To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
    We´ll have dinner before we attack the biology homework.
    I attacked the meal with a hearty appetite.
  5. To aim balls at the batsman’s wicket.
  6. To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets.
  7. To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly.
  8. To move forward in an attempt to actively score point, as opposed to trying not to concede.

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