attacking

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defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness air defense
amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships amphibious assault
act of attacking attack , attempt
common smut attacking Indian corn causing greyish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass boil smut , Ustilago maydis
sport of attacking one's opponent using punches boxing
smut fungus attacking Indian corn corn smut , cornsmut
attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc. counterattack , countermove
large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force counteroffensive
fungal infection attacking moist parts of the body dhobi itch
many common fleas attacking humans and domestic animals family Pulicidae , Pulicidae
formed in 1972 as a personal security force for Arafat and other PLO leaders; became one of PLO's elite units; has built an extensive infrastructure of terrorist cells and weapon depots in Europe while attacking Israeli targets Force 17
(association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line goal-kick
smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut head smut , Sphacelotheca reiliana
Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415) Hus , Huss , Jan Hus , John Huss
(fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward lunge , passado , straight thrust
grapes, fungus attacking ripe noble rot
action of attacking an enemy offence , offense , offensive
most common flea attacking humans Pulex irritans
fungous blight attacking the stems of plants stem blight
any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots wilt , wilt disease
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