arremeter contra


arremeter contra
v.
to come against, to charge against, to charge at, to charge into.
Los soldados acometieron el fuerte The soldiers rushed against the fort.
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(v.) = lambast [lambaste], flail away at, hit out (at/against), take + a swipe at, swipe, lam, lam into, lay into, lash out at/against/on, have + a go at, go to + town on, lash out (on), take + a swat at
Ex. Correctly, the author finds that the realities of antebellum reform are too complex either to laud the reformers' benevolence or to lambast them as fanatics.
Ex. His novels flailed away at ignorance and indecency and his editorials were partisan, personal, fervent, and emotional.
Ex. She has hit out at rumours that she is a man-eater.
Ex. Republicans have been taking a swipe at Canada by saying that the country doesn't do much when it comes to global problems.
Ex. This time the pup simply got too close to the cat while she was just sitting there, so she swiped him.
Ex. Pretty soon he was lamming me on every pretext he could find.
Ex. The girl stared at him for a moment thunderstruck; then she lammed into the old horse with a stick she carried in place of a whip.
Ex. How anyone can get a buzz from laying into someone is beyond me; it's not nice to see it happen - too many times have I seen people beaten up over nothing.
Ex. McCain also lashed out at evangelicals in 2000 and now he's kissing their butt saying he's a Baptist.
Ex. In the 1980s that meant having a go at all the trendy lefties and pacifists, and so our main issues were class politics and violence.
Ex. He was refering to the unbelievable action taken by the riot police who for no good reason decided to go to town on innocent fans.
Ex. The company is too tight to lash out on anything for the employees, even tools to increase productivity.
Ex. I get pretty tired of ignorant people taking swats at the Catholic religion for 'worshiping statues'.
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(v.) = lambast [lambaste], flail away at, hit out (at/against), take + a swipe at, swipe, lam, lam into, lay into, lash out at/against/on, have + a go at, go to + town on, lash out (on), take + a swat at

Ex: Correctly, the author finds that the realities of antebellum reform are too complex either to laud the reformers' benevolence or to lambast them as fanatics.

Ex: His novels flailed away at ignorance and indecency and his editorials were partisan, personal, fervent, and emotional.
Ex: She has hit out at rumours that she is a man-eater.
Ex: Republicans have been taking a swipe at Canada by saying that the country doesn't do much when it comes to global problems.
Ex: This time the pup simply got too close to the cat while she was just sitting there, so she swiped him.
Ex: Pretty soon he was lamming me on every pretext he could find.
Ex: The girl stared at him for a moment thunderstruck; then she lammed into the old horse with a stick she carried in place of a whip.
Ex: How anyone can get a buzz from laying into someone is beyond me; it's not nice to see it happen - too many times have I seen people beaten up over nothing.
Ex: McCain also lashed out at evangelicals in 2000 and now he's kissing their butt saying he's a Baptist.
Ex: In the 1980s that meant having a go at all the trendy lefties and pacifists, and so our main issues were class politics and violence.
Ex: He was refering to the unbelievable action taken by the riot police who for no good reason decided to go to town on innocent fans.
Ex: The company is too tight to lash out on anything for the employees, even tools to increase productivity.
Ex: I get pretty tired of ignorant people taking swats at the Catholic religion for 'worshiping statues'.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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