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Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
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English

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Noun

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attack

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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. (cricket) Collectively, the bowlers of a cricket side.
  4. (volleyball) Any contact with the ball other than a serve or block which sends the ball across the plane of the net.
  5. (medicine) The sudden onset of a disease.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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).

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Verb

Infinitive
to attack

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to attack (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To apply violent force to someone or something.
  2. (transitive) To aggressively challenge a person, idea, etc., with words (particularly in newspaper headlines, because it typesets into less space than "criticize" or similar).
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To aim balls at the batsman’s wicket.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To set a field, or bowl in a manner designed to get wickets.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bat aggressively, so as to score runs quickly.

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Noun

Inflection for attack Singular Plural
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attack c.

  1. attack; an attempt to cause damage
  2. attack; offense of a battle

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