What is Attacking?

Attacking definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; begin fighting with: He attacked him with his bare hands.
to begin hostilities against; start an offensive against: to attack the enemy.
to blame or abuse violently or bitterly.

to direct unfavorable criticism against; criticize severely; argue with strongly: He attacked his opponent’s statement.
to try to destroy, especially with verbal abuse: to attack the mayor’s reputation.
to set about (a task) or go to work on (a thing) vigorously: to attack housecleaning; to attack the hamburger hungrily.
(of disease, destructive agencies, etc.) to begin to affect.

verb (used without object)
to make an attack; begin hostilities.

the act of attacking; onslaught; assault.
a military offensive against an enemy or enemy position.

Pathology. seizure by disease or illness: an attack of indigestion.
the beginning or initiating of any action; onset.
an aggressive move in a performance or contest.
the approach or manner of approach in beginning a musical phrase.