atacar


atacar
v.
1 to attack.
esta enfermedad ataca el sistema respiratorio this disease attacks the respiratory system
El general atacó al pueblo The general attacked the village.
Ese grupo ataca siempre That group attacks always.
2 to attack (sport).
3 to attack.
4 to corrode.
5 to tackle, to attack, to try to solve.
El grupo ataca los problemas The group tackles problems.
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atacar
Conjugation model [SACAR], like {{link=sacar}}sacar
verbo transitivo
1 (gen) to attack
2 (criticar) to attack, criticize
3 (afectar) to attack, affect
esas pastillas pueden atacar al estómago those pills can upset your stomach
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FRASEOLOGÍA
atacar los nervios to get on one's nerves
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verb
to attack
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1. VT
1) [+ enemigo, ciudad, fortaleza] to attack
2) (Med, Quím) [enfermedad, plaga, sustancia] to attack

ataca al hígado — it attacks the liver

la gripe me ataca todos los inviernos — I get struck down by the flu every winter

me estaba atacando el sueño — I was succumbing to sleep

este niño me ataca los nervios — * that child gets on my nerves *

3) (=criticar) [+ teoría, planteamiento, propuesta] to attack

atacaron despiadadamente su enfoque marxista — they mercilessly attacked her Marxist approach

4) (=combatir) [+ problema] to tackle, combat

se pretende atacar el desempleo — the aim is to tackle o combat unemployment

pretenden atacar la epidemia de meningitis — they aim to tackle o combat the meningitis epidemic

5) (=abordar)

el gobierno debe atacar la reforma laboral — the government should get moving on labour reform *

tengo que atacar a las matemáticas — * I'll have to get stuck into my maths *

la orquesta atacó la novena de Beethoven — the band launched into Beethoven's Ninth

¿puedo atacar al pastel? — * can I get stuck into the cake? *

2.
VI to attack
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <país/enemigo/ideas> to attack

la atacó por la espalda — he attacked her from behind

2) ácido/virus/enfermedad to attack

ataca el sistema nervioso — it attacks the nervous system

3)
a) (combatir) <problema/enfermedad> to attack
b) (acometer) <tarea> to tackle; <pieza musical> to launch into
c) (Ven fam) (cortejar) to go after
2.
atacar vi to attack
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= attack, set about, assail, make + attack, bash, storm, assault, argue against, mount + attack, come under + attack, go to + bat against, maul, hit out (at/against).
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.
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* animal que ataca al hombre = man-eater.
* atacar a = take + a swipe at, swipe, lash out at/against/on, have + a go at.
* atacar con = urge against.
* atacar en grupo = swarm.
* atacar primero = preemptive strike.
* atacar un síntoma = attack + symptom.
* ser atacado = be under attack, come under + fire.
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1.
verbo transitivo
1) <país/enemigo/ideas> to attack

la atacó por la espalda — he attacked her from behind

2) ácido/virus/enfermedad to attack

ataca el sistema nervioso — it attacks the nervous system

3)
a) (combatir) <problema/enfermedad> to attack
b) (acometer) <tarea> to tackle; <pieza musical> to launch into
c) (Ven fam) (cortejar) to go after
2.
atacar vi to attack
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= attack, set about, assail, make + attack, bash, storm, assault, argue against, mount + attack, come under + attack, go to + bat against, maul, hit out (at/against).

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.
* animal que ataca al hombre = man-eater.
* atacar a = take + a swipe at, swipe, lash out at/against/on, have + a go at.
* atacar con = urge against.
* atacar en grupo = swarm.
* atacar primero = preemptive strike.
* atacar un síntoma = attack + symptom.
* ser atacado = be under attack, come under + fire.

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atacar [A2 ]
vt
A
1 ‹país/enemigo› to attack
la atacó por la espalda he attacked her from behind
su adversario lo atacó por sorpresa his opponent caught him off guard o took him by surprise
2 (verbalmente) ‹ideas/persona› to attack
deja de atacarme continuamente stop attacking me o (colloq) getting at me all the time
B «sustancia» to attack; «virus/enfermedad» to attack
el ácido ataca el mármol the acid attacks the marble
ataca el sistema nervioso it attacks the nervous system
me atacaron unos dolores de cabeza terribles I suffered o got terrible headaches
me atacó el sueño I was suddenly overcome by sleep, I suddenly felt very sleepy
C
1 (combatir) ‹problema/enfermedad› to attack
atacar las causas del problema to attack the causes of the problem
este problema hay que atacarlo de raíz we need to attack the root of this problem
2 (acometer) ‹tarea› to tackle; ‹pieza musical› to launch into
3 (Ven fam) (cortejar) to go after
Julio está atacando a Luisa Julio's after Luisa (colloq), Julio's trying to get Luisa to go out with him
D (en un cañón) to ram
■ atacar
vi
to attack
atacarse
v pron
(Méx fam) (atiborrarse) atacarse DE algo; to stuff oneself WITH sth (colloq)
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atacar (conjugate atacar) verbo transitivo
to attack
atacar verbo transitivo to attack, assault
♦ Locuciones: familiar atacar los nervios, to lose one's cool
'atacar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cargar
- diferente
- arremeter
- asaltar
- detrás
- disponer
English:
assault
- attack
- boot
- charge
- fire
- go at
- go for
- hit out
- lay into
- savage
- set on
- set upon
- strike
- turn on
- blast
- blitz
- hit
- jump
- lash
- maul
- mob
- move
- set
- slam
- tuck
- turn
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atacar
vt
1. [con violencia] to attack
2. Dep to attack
3. [criticar] to attack;
su propuesta fue atacada por los asistentes her proposal was attacked by those present
4. [afectar]
le atacó la risa/fiebre he had a fit of laughter/a bout of fever;
me atacó el sueño I suddenly felt very sleepy
5. [poner nervioso]
ese ruido me ataca that noise gets on my nerves;
su impuntualidad me ataca los nervios his unpunctuality gets on my nerves
6. [emprender] to launch into;
el tenor atacó el aria con entusiasmo the tenor launched into the aria with gusto;
los ciclistas atacaron la última subida con gran energía the cyclists attacked the final climb energetically
7. [corroer] to corrode;
la humedad ataca los metales humidity corrodes metal
8. [dañar] to attack;
esta enfermedad ataca el sistema respiratorio this disease attacks the respiratory system
9. Ven Fam [cortejar] to try to Br get off with o US make out with;
no es el primer chico que la ataca he isn't the first boy to try to Br get off with o US make out with her
vi
1. [tropas, animal] to attack
2. Dep to attack
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atacar
I v/t
1 attack;
le atacó un fuerte lumbago he had a severe attack of lumbago;
me atacaron ganas de … I was seized o gripped by a desire to …
2 fig : tarta attack, tackle; tema address, tackle
II v/i attack
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atacar {72} v
: to attack
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atacar vb to attack

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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