atacar

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Catalan[edit]

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atacar (first-person singular present ataco, past participle atacat)

  1. to attack

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian attaccare (to join; to attack).

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Verb[edit]

atacar (first-person singular present indicative ataco, past participle atacado)

  1. to attack (to apply violent force)
    Fui atacado por um cão.
    I was attacked by a dog.
  2. to attack (to aggressively challenge a person or idea)
    Este artigo ataca a nova teoria.
    This article attacks the new theory.
  3. to attack (to deal with something in a direct way)
    O prefeito prometeu atacar a pobreza.
    The mayor promised to attack poverty.
  4. (sports) to attempt to score
    Perdendo no final do jogo, até a zaga teve que atacar.
    Losing at the end of the match, even the defence had to attack.
  5. (of a disease) to strike
    A gripe me ataca todo verão.
    I am stricken by a cold every summer.
  6. to eat voraciously
    A pizza cheirava tão bem que ataquei a fatia.
    The pizza smelled so good that I attacked the slice.

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

atacar (first-person singular present ataco, first-person singular preterite ataqué, past participle atacado)

  1. to attack

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  • Rule: c becomes a qu before every e.