He was attacked and seriously injured by a gang of youths.
Most wild animals won't attack unless they are provoked.
At least he didn't attack me, and he even lent me his cell phone, he was such a gentle criminal. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)
She attacked the government's new education policy.
I hope he was indeed misinformed, because attacking a charity organization like this on purpose, is truly an act of a cruel man. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Dutch)
The virus attacks the central nervous system.
There is a myriad of diseases that attack the less protected. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)
a racist attack
a terrorist attack on the capital
The town was once again under attack.
I have planned to see "The attack of the super mutant aliens". (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)
a scathing attack on the president
Young people often insist on doing everything on their own and consider advice almost an attack on their personal opinion. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; German)
The team has a strong attack, but the defence is weak.