Translation of atacar in English:
- 1 1.1(país/enemigo)la atacó por la espaldasu adversario lo atacó por sorpresahe attacked her from behind1.2 (verbalmente)his opponent caught him off guard o took him by surprise(ideas/persona)deja de atacarme continuamentestop attacking me o [familiar] getting at me all the time
- 2(sustancia)(virus/enfermedad)el ácido ataca el mármolataca el sistema nerviosothe acid attacks the marbleme atacaron unos dolores de cabeza terriblesit attacks the nervous systemme atacó el sueñoI suffered o got terrible headachesI was suddenly overcome by sleepI suddenly felt very sleepy
- 3 3.1 (combatir)(problema/enfermedad)atacar las causas del problemaeste problema hay que atacarlo de raízto attack the causes of the problem3.2 (acometer)we need to attack the root of this problem(tarea)(pieza musical)3.3(Venezuela) [familiar] (cortejar)Julio está atacando a LuisaJulio's after Luisa[familiar]Julio's trying to get Luisa to go out with him
also: atacarse verbo pronominal
- Hemos salido a atacar esa vez y tenemos que continuar así.
- No somos capaces de diseñar políticas públicas regionales que ataquen los problemas medulares.
- Suele atacar más a mujeres activas, entre 35 y 40 años.
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