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A physical or military attack or assault:
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  1. A physical or military attack or assault:
  2. Attitude or position of attack
  3. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
(Mil.) A sudden attack upon a fortified place
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  1. (Mil.) A sudden attack upon a fortified place
  2. The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
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  1. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
  2. An invading or being invaded
  3. An intrusion or encroachment:
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being aggressive.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being aggressive.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being aggressive.
A state of being belligerent
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  1. A state of being belligerent
  2. A belligerent or aggressively hostile attitude, nature, or quality
  3. A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency.
Open acts of war; warfare
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  1. Open acts of war; warfare
  2. An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
  3. A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
The act or characteristic of being aggressive or combative.
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  1. The act or characteristic of being aggressive or combative.
Militant quality, behavior, etc.
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  1. Militant quality, behavior, etc.
The characteristic of being bellicose.
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  1. The characteristic of being bellicose.
The quality of being quarrelsome; an argumentative nature. [from 17th c.]
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  1. The quality of being quarrelsome; an argumentative nature. [from 17th c.]
A policy in which military preparedness is of primary importance to a state.
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  1. A policy in which military preparedness is of primary importance to a state.
  2. Glorification of the ideals of a professional military class.
  3. An ideology which claims that the military is the foundation of a society's security, and thereby its most important aspect
The power or energy to get things done; enthusiastic or aggressive vigor
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  1. The power or energy to get things done; enthusiastic or aggressive vigor
  2. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
  3. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
The characteristic or quality of being forceful
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  1. The characteristic or quality of being forceful
Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
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  1. Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
  2. The power or inclination to fight; pugnacity:
  3. A quarrel or conflict:
A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
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  1. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
  2. A provocation to action; a stimulus:
  3. (Informal) Aggressiveness; enterprise; drive
The quality of being pushy
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The quality or state of being feisty
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  1. The quality or state of being feisty
A tendency to be ruthless and single-minded in dealing with opponents
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  1. A tendency to be ruthless and single-minded in dealing with opponents
A violent physical attack, as with blows.
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  1. A violent physical attack, as with blows.
  2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
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  1. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
  2. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  3. Scoring ability or potential:
An effort or a try.
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  1. An effort or a try.
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An attack; an assault:
The person, army, etc. that is attacking
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  1. The person, army, etc. that is attacking
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. The team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score.
A physical or military attack or assault:
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  1. A physical or military attack or assault:
  2. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
  3. Attitude or position of attack
A forward rush or flow.
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  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
  3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. (Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
  3. An attack; assault
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent attack.
A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
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  1. A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
  2. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
  3. (Sports) A scoring attempt, often resulting in a goal.
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being aggressive.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being aggressive.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being aggressive.
A state of being belligerent
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  1. A state of being belligerent
  2. A belligerent or aggressively hostile attitude, nature, or quality
  3. A hostile or warlike attitude, nature, or inclination; belligerency.
  1. Belligerence
  2. The state of being at war or of being recognized as a belligerent
The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
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  1. The state of being hostile; antagonism or enmity.
  2. A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
  3. An expression of enmity and ill will; hostile act
(Uncountable) The condition of being militant
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  1. (Uncountable) The condition of being militant
  2. (Countable) A hostile or warlike act
Militant quality, behavior, etc.
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  1. Militant quality, behavior, etc.
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