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under attack

Definition of under attack in English:

Subject to aggressive, violent, or harmful action: his paintings have come under attack for their satanic content
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  • Police chasing two car thieves came under attack from a crowd of 60 youths.
  • Like many people, the President finds it difficult to admit a mistake, particularly when under attack on all sides.
  • It is a telling sign of the times that Hersh is once again under attack for his reporting.
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Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful