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angle of attackUsed other than as an idiom: see angle, attack.Rate it:

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angle of attackThe angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.Rate it:

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angle of attackThe angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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angle forTo try to obtain something by subtle indirect means. Political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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come to it from another angleHey, Gary, we've followed the manufacturer's instructions from the manual.Rate it:

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sally forth!An archaic military term. To rally and press the attack, halt the retreat and 'sally forward' with renewed fighting spirit and determination!Rate it:

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light intoAttack.Rate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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have at itattempt, to go ahead, or to attack physically.Rate it:

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sort outTo attack physically.Rate it:

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lash outTo make a fierce verbal attack.Rate it:

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beat upTo alarm by a sudden attack.Rate it:

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jump onTo attack someone verbally, or criticise them over strongly for small errors.Rate it:

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under fireSubjected to enemy attack.Rate it:

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adversis hostibus occurrereto attack the enemy in the front.Rate it:

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aestu et febri iactarito have a severe attack of fever.Rate it:

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aggredi hostemto attack the enemy.Rate it:

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attaquez-le au défaut de la cuirasseAttack him on his weak point.Rate it:

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aversos hostes aggredito attack the enemy in the rear.Rate it:

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bring onTo pose a challenge or threat; to attack; to compete aggressively.Rate it:

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ça, c’est de bonne guerreHe has only used fair means to defend himself (or, attack you); He has acted within his rights, you cannot complain.Rate it:

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cat-and-mousesuspenseful, involving alternating roles of attack and defence.Rate it:

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chip shotA takeout shot aimed at hitting a rock at an angle.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo draw a wagon train into a circle to allow the wagons to provide cover when under attack.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo prepare to defend against an attack.Rate it:

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classicum canit (B. C. 3. 82)the trumpet sounds for the attack.Rate it:

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come atTo attack, to harass.Rate it:

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crash diveAn emergency maneuver by a submarine in which it suddenly descends, especially to considerable depth, usually in order to escape an attack or to avoid a collision.Rate it:

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dress downThe heavy criticism, personal attack upon a subaltern by a superior for any infraction, misdemeanor, rule violation, felony et al which leaves the victim shattered:Rate it:

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dust upTo attack or renounce.Rate it:

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fall foulTo collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon)Rate it:

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feeding frenzyA wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack one or more edible creatures simultaneously, in competition with each other.Rate it:

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fight backto counterattack; to resist an attack.Rate it:

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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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get one's claws outTo prepare to attack or retaliateRate it:

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get someTo attack or physically assault in a rapid manner.Rate it:

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give againstto attack or assaultRate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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go forTo attack something.Rate it:

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go largeTo have the wind at such an angle to the sail that the vessel gains its highest speed.Rate it:

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go snakeTo approach, attack or accost a person, situation or environment in an extremely violent and unrestrained manner, often with no thought about consequences.Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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have atTo attack; to engage in combat with.Rate it:

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hostes a tergo adoririto attack the enemy in the rear.Rate it:

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I'm rubber, you're glueThe first line of a children's rhyme countering an attack of character.Rate it:

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imperium oppugnare, percellereto attack, overthrow a tyranny.Rate it:

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impetum excipere (Liv. 6. 12)to parry the attack.Rate it:

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