|1.||[ noun ] (military) an offensive against and enemy (using weapons)|
|Synonyms:||attack onrush onset|
"the attack began at dawn"
|Related terms:||operation strike fire charge bombing penetration counterattack diversion blitz banzai_attack surprise_attack ground_attack strafe assault military|
|2.||[ noun ] a sudden and severe onset of trouble|
|3.||[ noun ] (linguistics) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)|
|Related terms:||language barrage|