They find vociferous support in attacking "outsiders" for taking jobs that belong, possibly by divine right, to sons of the soil.
That stealth offensive is widely credited with stopping Iran from attacking U.S. forces as they left Iraq.
And perhaps, finally, it will provide some of the flowing, attacking soccer the group stage has so badly lacked.
By condemning Asali for such meetings, his critics are attacking someone who talks the talk and walks the walk.
This is a candidate who is hoping to change the subject by attacking his opponent.
Quirl now realized that they were attacking the captain's quarters.
The right of their position was nearest the attacking force.
Sheridan was not quite so near, and had no thought of attacking the city.
And if you ask as friends, you have done us bitter wrong, by attacking us unprovoked.
But in reality she would as soon have thought of breaking into society as of attacking twelve policemen with a carving knife.
c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.
1660s, from attack (v.). Cf. Middle English attach "a seizure or attack" (of fever), late 14c.
attack at·tack (ə-tāk')
An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.