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angle of attackUsed other than as an idiom: see angle, attack.Rate it:

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angle of attackThe angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.Rate it:

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angle of attackThe angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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angle forTo try to obtain something by subtle indirect means. Political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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come to it from another angleHey, Gary, we've followed the manufacturer's instructions from the manual.Rate it:

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sally forth!An archaic military term. To rally and press the attack, halt the retreat and 'sally forward' with renewed fighting spirit and determination!Rate it:

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lash outTo make a fierce verbal attack.Rate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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light intoAttack.Rate it:

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sort outTo attack physically.Rate it:

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beat upTo alarm by a sudden attack.Rate it:

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jump onTo attack someone verbally, or criticise them over strongly for small errors.Rate it:

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under fireSubjected to enemy attack.Rate it:

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bring onTo pose a challenge or threat; to attack; to compete aggressively.Rate it:

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cat-and-mousesuspenseful, involving alternating roles of attack and defence.Rate it:

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chip shotA takeout shot aimed at hitting a rock at an angle.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo draw a wagon train into a circle to allow the wagons to provide cover when under attack.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo prepare to defend against an attack.Rate it:

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come atTo attack, to harass.Rate it:

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crash diveAn emergency maneuver by a submarine in which it suddenly descends, especially to considerable depth, usually in order to escape an attack or to avoid a collision.Rate it:

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dress downThe heavy criticism, personal attack upon a subaltern by a superior for any infraction, misdemeanor, rule violation, felony et al which leaves the victim shattered:Rate it:

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dust upTo attack or renounce.Rate it:

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fall foulTo collide; to conflict with; to attack (+ on, of, upon)Rate it:

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feeding frenzyA wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack one or more edible creatures simultaneously, in competition with each other.Rate it:

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fight backto counterattack; to resist an attack.Rate it:

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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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get one's claws outTo prepare to attack or retaliateRate it:

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get someTo attack or physically assault in a rapid manner.Rate it:

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give againstto attack or assaultRate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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go forTo attack something.Rate it:

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go largeTo have the wind at such an angle to the sail that the vessel gains its highest speed.Rate it:

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go snakeTo approach, attack or accost a person, situation or environment in an extremely violent and unrestrained manner, often with no thought about consequences.Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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have atTo attack; to engage in combat with.Rate it:

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have at itattempt, to go ahead, or to attack physically.Rate it:

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I'm rubber, you're glueThe first line of a children's rhyme countering an attack of character.Rate it:

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jumpTo attack suddenly and violently.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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lace intoTo vigorously attack, either physically or verbally.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.Rate it:

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let them have itTo attack a group, or the world in general, with great force.Rate it:

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low blowA rhetorical attack that is considered unfair or unscrupulous.Rate it:

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low blowAn unfair or illegal blow that lands below the opponent’s waist; a groin attack..Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA confrontation between two or more armed parties, neither of which wants to attack first (fearing that the other could retaliate), but neither of which will disarm (for fear the other will attack).Rate it:

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on the defensivePrepared to defend or protect against criticism, attack or aggression.Rate it:

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open bookAn inside angle in the rock.Rate it:

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