(n.) = slings and arrows. Ex: There must be few other ways of leaving oneself so vulnerable to the slings and arrows of outrageous (or outraged) critics. (v.) = attack ; set about ; assail ; make + an attack ; bash ; storm ; assault ; argue against ; mount + an attack ; come under + attack ; go to + bat against ; maul ; hit out (at/against) ; unleash + an attack ; set (up)on. Ex: Soon afterwards he got up and wanted to attack me again. Ex: I shall not quickly forget being halted in full flight by the explosive entrance of a lecturer who, without pause for reflection or apology, set about an unfortunate student for not being at a tutorial. Ex: It's ridiculous to assail people who are making a code for abandoning all the principles which have been going strong for 100 years. Ex: This has led David Beminghausen in the United States to make the most outspoken attack on those who are trying to influence the role of the American Library Association. Ex: Newspapers took advantage of the accident to attack or 'bash' the nuclear industry or nuclear power in general. Ex: On October 6, 1976, an angry mob stormed the university to attack students who seemed to threaten the nation. Ex: Throughout history the cultural world has been assaulted in various ways which leads to the need for a process of cultural repair. Ex: Some teachers argue against book clubs, claiming that they bring together only a certain kind of avid reader, the literary equivalent of the religiously effete and over-pious. Ex: Their aim was to mount a spirited attack on a consumer driven and marketeers' approach to reading and books, and on relativism and populism. Ex: This bipartite approach has recently come under heavy attack. Ex: The article has the title 'The minority press goes to bat against segregated baseball'. Ex: After being mauled by a tiger the two elephants were sedated with hydrochloride for surgical dressing of the wounds. Ex: She has hit out at rumours that she is a man-eater. Ex: Sometimes, your enemy will unleash an attack just before daybreak. Ex: The 53-year-old man had been sleeping rough in a churchyard when he was set upon by three men in a brutal attack which landed him in hospital. ---- * animal que ataca al hombre = man-eater. * atacar a = take + a swipe at ; swipe ; lash out at/against/on ; have + a go at ; take + a shot at ; take + a dig at. * atacar con = urge against. * atacar con armas nucleares = nuke. * atacar con bombas incendiarias = firebomb. * atacar en formación = attack in + formation. * atacar en grupo = swarm. * atacar en oleadas = attack in + waves. * atacar primero = preemptive strike. * atacar un síntoma = attack + symptom. (v.) = dig into ; tuck into. Ex: As I sipped my ice cold water and dug into the salad I had the feeling I was being watched. Ex: I enjoyed seeing everyone so happy sharing their stories and tucking into the food and drink we laid on for the 40 or so people who had come. (n.) = attack ; craze ; outbreak ; onslaught ; gust ; assault ; bashing ; burst ; fulmination ; swipe ; pounce ; jab. Ex: The incentive to make library services more relevant to the community became increasingly urgent from the mid-seventies as the attacks on local government finance gathered momentum. Ex: The interest is not really in the craze itself but in the intense, socially binding effect it has on the individuals in the group. Ex: This article describes how a sporadic outbreak of mould in this section of the collection was treated with a special cleaning machine. Ex: Without language we would go bumping around in the dark and eventually take leave of our senses under the welter of the incomprehensible, withdrawing, as some people do, into a closed world in order to protect ourselves against the unbearable onslaught. Ex: His sudden gust of audacity was quickly extinguished by her words and by her glance. Ex: Crimes against the person include homicide, rape, assault and robbery. Ex: The persistent 'U.S. bashing' that goes on here is, however, imprecise and tiresome after a while. Ex: Fueled by inspiration, coffee and Benzedrine, Kerouac sat down at his typewriter and -- in one burst of creative energy -- wrote the novel that would make him the voice of his generation in just 20 days. Ex: Cobbe was the primary target of John Ruskin's well-known fulmination against women who meddle with theology in his book 'Sesame and Lilies'. Ex: In fact it is an exaltation of the Kyoto protocol and a thinly disguised swipe at those countries who have not signed up. Ex: Evan readied himself for a fierce pounce on the man who had destroyed his life. Ex: Obama's quick jabs at Romney are a brief preview of what will come if Romney wins the Republican presidential nomination. ---- * ataque aéreo = raid ; air raid ; air strike ; blitz ; air attack. * ataque al corazón = heart attack. * ataque brutal = vicious attack ; brutal attack. * ataque con bombas incendiarias = firebombing. * ataque con mortero = mortar fire. * ataque contra la seguridad = security attack. * ataque de ansiedad = panic attack ; anxiety attack. * ataque de asma = asthma attack. * ataque de cólera = fit of rage ; fit of anger ; outburst of rage ; blaze of anger ; outburst of anger ; heat of passion. * ataque de desarticulación = spoiling attack. * ataque de + Enfermedad = bout of + Enfermedad. * ataque de furia = fit of rage ; fit of anger ; outburst of anger ; outburst of rage ; blaze of anger ; heat of passion. * ataque de gripe = bout of flu. * ataque de histeria = attack of hysterics. * ataque de ira = blaze of anger ; fit of rage ; fit of anger ; outburst of anger ; outburst of rage ; heat of passion. * ataque de nervios = nervous breakdown ; attack of hysterics. * ataque de + Nombre = fit of + Nombre. * ataque de pánico = panic attack. * ataque de rabia = outburst of rage. * ataque de risa = fit of laughter. * ataque de tos = coughing fit. * ataque epiléptico = stroke ; epileptic seizure ; epileptic fit. * ataque epilético = seizure. * ataque kamikaze = kamikaze attack. * ataque matutino = dawn raid. * ataque nuclear = nuclear attack. * ataque por sorpresa = surprise attack. * ataque preventivo = preemptive strike. * ataque relámpago = hit-and-run attack. * ataques = slings and arrows. * ataques de = fevers of ; fevers of. * ataques de cólera = flaming. * ataque siquiátrico = psychiatric episode. * ataque sorpresa = surprise attack ; sneak attack. * ataque suicida = kamikaze attack ; suicide attack. * ataque suicida con bomba = suicide bomb attack. * ataque terrorista = terror attack. * ataque violento = paroxysm. * ataque virulento = blistering attack. * ciberataque = cyberattack. * con un ataque de risa tonta = giggly . * dar un ataque de nervios = have + an attack of hysterics. * defenderse de ataques = ward off + attacks. * el ataque es la mejor defensa = attack is the best form of defence. * en ataque = offensively. * liderar el ataque = lead + the charge. * nuevo ataque = renewed offensive. * organizar un ataque = mount + an attack. * preparar un ataque = mount + an attack. * provocar un ataque = provoke + attack. * reanudar el ataque = renew + the attack. * sobrevivir a un ataque = survive + an attack. * soportar un ataque = suffer + an attack. * sufrir un ataque = be under attack ; be under assault. * sufrir un ataque al corazón = suffer from + a heart attack. * sufrir un ataque de ansiedad = have + an anxiety attack. * sufrir un ataque epiléptico = suffer from + a stroke. * tener un ataque de ansiedad = have + an anxiety attack. * tener un ataque epiléptico = have + a stroke. * una ola de ataques = a wave of attacks. * una oleada de ataques = a wave of attacks. * un ataque de = an access of ; a shock of.