Translation of attack in Spanish:

attack

ataque, n.

Pronunciation: /əˈtak//əˈtæk/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(physical, verbal)

      ataque masculine
      to launch an attack lanzar un ataque
      • terrorist attacks atentados terroristas
      • [in combination] a three-pronged attack un ataque en tres frentes
      • attack is the best form of defense el ataque es la mejor defensa
      • attack on / against sth/sb ataque a / contra algo/algn
      • to come/be under attack ser atacado
      • traditional values are under attack los valores tradicionales se ven amenazados
      • to return to the attack volver a la carga
      • to go over to the attack pasar al ataque
      • the division had left itself open to attack from the rear la retaguardia de la división había quedado al descubierto
      • this policy leaves them open to attack from the opposition esta política los expone a los ataques de la oposición
      • Police are investigating an attack on a woman as she left a toilet at a train station.
      • When so out of touch with public and media attacks, that is when a First Minister should turn to his special advisers.
      • No claims of responsibility have been made for the subway attack, the worst terrorist attack in Moscow in five years.
      • The offender was chased and apprehended by a member of the public who witnessed the attack.
      • This cowardly decision was a blow to those already on strike and an attack on the unity of the city workers.
      • Police believe he may also be responsible for an attack on a 48-year-old woman last Friday.
      • The following day, the government continued its political attack on the opposition.
      • Members of a new action group launched an attack on the local police authority at a public meeting on Tuesday.
      • How low will it sink in its attacks on progressives and public spending?
      • His sporadic cinematic output has been combined with fierce public attacks on the general media situation.
      • Eventually, he had to respond to the mounting attacks and criticisms by Labor.
      • The admission drew a scathing attack from the Opposition, with Mr Gilmore calling for his resignation.
      • In a fierce attack on both Labour and the Tories, he urged all parties to reach a consensus on how the NHS should be managed.
      • Five teenagers have been charged following an attack on a police officer which left him needing 10 stitches to his head.
      • A government spending watchdog today launched a scathing attack on attempts to cut congestion.
      • In the fight against cronyism, Malaysian economist Jomo has endured public attacks, lawsuits and death threats.
      • Arnold Schwarzeneggar launched a blistering attack on the fiscal credentials of the opposition party.
      • Last week, making his second appearance at the corruption trial, he launched a withering attack on his critics.
      • Police are treating an attack on a community church and its vicar as racially-motivated, a spokesman said today.
      • There was a real mood in the meeting that an attack on the time limit was the first step in an attack on abortion rights in general.
      • The Opposition Leader intensified his attack on the Prime Minister, insisting he had lied to the public.
      • Last week, terrorists launched an attack on government facilities in Saudi Arabia.
      • London's ex-police chief has launched a vitriolic attack on the minister.
      • I did not see how we could withstand a determined attack after nightfall.
      • It is the most pathetic attack on public servants I have ever heard in this House.
      • Today there will be an exercise involving a mock chemical attack on the City of London.
      • The company has suffered public attacks in the US and Western Europe and announced a down-turn in profits earlier in the year.
      • The battalion's withdrawal was met by a determined Japanese air attack on the convoy.
      • No more will you have to endure the ill-formed attacks of the purchasing public.
      • He has yet again launched a personal attack on a public servant without justification.
      • Responding to criticism that his attacks on Elton and Madonna in his new biography are unfair, he has decided to set the record straight.
      • For those close to the areas under attack, the damage was obvious and the response immediate.
      • Later he decided to rise above the criticism and attacks.
      • Journalists said that it was an attack on the freedom of press.
      • The York Civic Trust's annual report launched a fierce attack on the loss of the city's Victorian heritage to the developers.
      • In an attack on a police station, one police officer and an attacker were killed.
      • What I want to say here, no, what I have to say here, is that this country, our very way of life and everything we ever stood for, is under attack.
      • Police have confirmed they are treating the attack as attempted murder.
      • Since then, we have witnessed only one more attempted terrorist attack on a plane.
      • In February police arrested nine Moroccans suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Rome.
      • They were shot as they launched an attack on the police station using guns and a bomb in the bucket of a mechanical digger.
      • An attack on private education is itself a thinly veiled assault on those who choose to use it.
      • In Tikrit, guerrillas detonated two car bombs in an attack on a police checkpoint.
      • And having made her a public figure, he must have expected her to be subjected to public scrutiny and political attacks.

    • 1.2Medicine

      ataque masculine
      asthma/panic attack ataque de asma/pánico
      • heart attack infarto
      • she had / suffered an attack le dio un ataque
      • he's suffered several attacks of malaria ha tenido malaria varias veces
      • an anxiety attack un ataque de ansiedad
      • Collins suffered from severe attacks of a rheumatic illness which caused him great pain, only relieved by the use of opium.
      • Several treatments are available to help make the attacks shorter and less severe.
      • They are commonly used for relieving sudden attacks of asthma and preventing exercise-induced asthma.
      • The weather is so depressing that I am convinced it is the reason behind my sudden attack of vomiting.
      • Many medications are currently available to relieve the symptoms of acute migraine attacks.
      • All these triggers can irritate the airways in your lungs, making an asthma attack more likely.
      • For the thousands of people who have trigeminal neuralgia, attacks of such pain are frequent and can often seem unbearable.
      • There was a past history of migraine attacks and bouts of coughing.
      • Poorly cleaned heating systems also contribute to asthma and allergy attacks in the fall and winter, say researchers.
      • An attack of rheumatic fever may last for six weeks or longer.
      • The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to identify and avoid indoor and outdoor allergens and irritants.
      • Most doctors will start chronic treatment of epilepsy if two or more attacks occur in a short interval.
      • The illness results in recurrent attacks of chills and fever and can be deadly.
      • The type of treatment that is given depends on how often the asthma attacks occur and how bad the symptoms are.
      • A sudden attack of viral encephalitis left him in a deep coma with a dire prognosis.
      • Some people with asthma never have a severe attack, only a little wheezing or the occasional bout of coughing.
      • Patients with acute cholecystitis may have a history of attacks of biliary colic or they may have been asymptomatic until the presenting episode.
      • When a person has asthma, an attack can be started by a number of different things.
      • There may be attacks of sudden breathlessness during the night.
      • Sudden attacks lasting for a few days with symptom-free intervals.
      • Short but recurrent attacks of vertigo are often caused by benign positional vertigo.

  • 2British

    Sport
    (part of team)
    delantera feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (army/government/policy/target) atacar
    (person) atacar
    (person) agredir
    I felt I was being attacked me sentí agredida
  • 2

    (rust/disease) (harm) atacar
  • 3

    (begin enthusiastically)
    (food) atacar
    (task) acometer
  • 4

    (deal with)
    (poverty/problem) combatir

intransitive verb

  • 1

    atacar
    • It pitched the team with the finest defence against the team with the finest attack.
    • It is only in the attack that the team is at present wanting.
    • There is only one revolving spot in the Clare attack and five players have sustainable claims on it.
    • Nel added that the South African team had a different attack, with different dimensions, for the last Test.
    • Ryan Wayne added little to the attack and like other players ran up blind alleys.
    • He took off Dan Green, he explained, because he wanted a bigger player in the middle of the attack.
    • This was an excellent team performance based on a solid defence and an attack full of flair.
    • Also back to bolster the Clan attack are team captains Joseph Marrello and Kevin Todd.
    • Goal attack was replaced by former national skipper Deepthi Rupasinghe.
    • Man of the Match went to Paula Clayton who led the attack and was a central player in an excellent team performance.
    • The Northants attack did not feature any first-team players, but still caused plenty of problems.
    • Teams consist of seven players, split three and three in attack and defence, with a goalkeeper at the back.
    • Dean Windass and Danny Cadamarteri have shaken off knocks and will team up again in attack at Rotherham tomorrow.
    • Barry Conlon, who scored for the reserves in midweek could be pressing for a recall to the attack alongside David McNiven.
    • Despite playing almost no part in qualifying, Henrik Larsson returns to lead the attack.
    • Australian striker Mark Viduka is hoping for a recall to an attack which has totalled just four goals in the last six matches.
    • With Ian Fitzgerald ruled out with a rib injury again only three of the attack retained their positions.
    • Fortunately for the home team, their defence proved as impressive as their attack had been earlier in the game.
  • 2

    (forces) de ataque
    (strategy) ofensivo
    (strategy) de ataque
    the team plays good attacking football el equipo tiene un buen juego ofensivo