- 1 1.1 [país/enemigo] to attack la atacó por la espalda he attacked her from behind su adversario lo atacó por sorpresa his opponent caught him off guard o took him by surprise 1.2 (verbalmente) [ideas/persona] to attack deja de atacarme continuamente stop attacking me o [colloquial/familiar] getting at me all the time
- 2 [sustancia] to attack; [virus/enfermedad] to attack el ácido ataca el mármol the acid attacks the marble ataca el sistema nervioso it attacks the nervous system me atacaron unos dolores de cabeza terribles I suffered o got terrible headaches me atacó el sueño I was suddenly overcome by sleep, I suddenly felt very sleepy
- 3 3.1 (combatir) [problema/enfermedad] to attack atacar las causas del problema to attack the causes of the problem este problema hay que atacarlo de raíz we need to attack the root of this problem 3.2 (acometer) [tarea] to tackle; [pieza musical] to launch into 3.3 (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], (cortejar) to go after Julio está atacando a Luisa Julio's after Luisa [colloquial/familiar], Julio's trying to get Luisa to go out with him
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