There are 2 translations of attack in Spanish:

attack1

Pronunciation: /əˈtæk/

n

  • 1 1.1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (physical, verbal) ataque (masculine) to launch an attack lanzar* un ataque terrorist attacks atentados (masculine plural) terroristas 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
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    • They were shot as they launched an attack on the police station using guns and a bomb in the bucket of a mechanical digger.
    • Last week, terrorists launched an attack on government facilities in Saudi Arabia.
    • Five teenagers have been charged following an attack on a police officer which left him needing 10 stitches to his head.
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    • His sporadic cinematic output has been combined with fierce public attacks on the general media situation.
    • The Opposition Leader intensified his attack on the Prime Minister, insisting he had lied to the public.
    • 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.
    1.2 countable/numerable [Medicine/Medicina] ataque (masculine) asthma/panic attack ataque (masculine) de asma/pánico heart attack infarto (masculine), ataque (masculine) cardíaco or al corazón she had o 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
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    • There was a past history of migraine attacks and bouts of coughing.
    • The illness results in recurrent attacks of chills and fever and can be deadly.
    • Collins suffered from severe attacks of a rheumatic illness which caused him great pain, only relieved by the use of opium.
  • 2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (part of team) (British English/inglés británico) [Sport/Deporte] delantera (feminine)
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    • Smith dominated play from the start but after numerous attacks on goal failed to score.
    • There was no sense of urgency from either team in the first half, with the game characterised by sporadic attacks at goals.
    • Dundee grew ragged under the weight of repeated attacks on their goal.
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    • It pitched the team with the finest defence against the team with the finest attack.
    • Nel added that the South African team had a different attack, with different dimensions, for the last Test.
    • Man of the Match went to Paula Clayton who led the attack and was a central player in an excellent team performance.

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There are 2 translations of attack in Spanish:

attack2

vt

  • 1 1.1 [army/target/government/policy] atacar*; [person] atacar*, agredir* I felt I was being attacked me sentí agredida
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    • The government deployed additional military forces to attack terrorist strongholds.
    • While the band was waiting for authorization to enter the States as working musicians, terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre.
    • The Blackfoot became respected as an aggressive military force, attacking and destroying several trading posts in their territory.
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    • Police said the man was shot and killed when he attempted to attack police.
    • She also assured us that the jaguar is not a man-eater - in fact there are no recorded cases of a person being attacked or killed by a jaguar in an unprovoked situation.
    • But immediately after the elections violence broke out and several houses were set on fire and people were attacked and killed.
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    • The play was fiercely attacked by critics and made headline news in the tabloids.
    • She is now making a television programme which attacks those who oppose fox hunting.
    • He was fiercely attacked, and even some figures who privately sympathized with his views were too cowed to defend him publicly.
    1.2 [rust/disease] (harm) atacar*
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    • Leaves attacked by insects or disease, on the other hand, die under duress, spotted and curled.
    • The lack of nutrients in the white-sand soil means that plants cannot afford to be attacked by insects, because lost leaf tissue is difficult to replace.
    • Relieving stress made sense to me because in my work I had seen that plants under stress were the ones most likely to be attacked by diseases and pests.
  • 2 2.1 (begin enthusiastically) [food] atacar*; [task] acometer 2.2 (deal with) [problem/poverty] combatir
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    • Is there something that you would suggest be put in place that would begin to attack that problem?
    • Overnight some of the mail team began attacking the problem.
    • If we truly want to effect change on an aging business practice and culture, we need to attack the problem from both within and without.

vi

[Military/Militar] [Sport/Deporte]
  • 1.1 atacar* 1.2
    (attacking present participle/participio presente)
    [forces] de ataque; [strategy] ofensivo, de ataque the team plays good attacking football el equipo tiene un buen juego ofensivo

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Word of the day espárrago
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Cultural fact of the day

Junta Autonómica is the name given to the governments of Spain's autonomous regions, with the exception of Catalonia and Valencia's Generalitat and Galicia's Xunta.