Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
ATTACK; assault, - and battery; onset, onslaught, charge.
base of operations, point of attack; echelon; open order; close formation.
AGGRESSION, offense; incursion, inroad, invasion; irruption; outbreak; bucking, estapade [manège], ruade [F.], kicking, kick; punch (impulse) [See Impulse]; coup de main [F.]; sally, sortie, camisade or camisado [archaic], raid, foray; run at, run against; dead set at.
STORM, storming; boarding, escalade; siege, investment, obsession [obs.], bombardment, cannonade, barrage; zero hour. battue [F.], razzia, dragonnade or dragoonade; devastation [See Destruction]; éboulement [F.].
FIRE, volley; direct -, ricochet -, plunging -, rolling -, horizontal -, vertical -, platoon -, file- fire; fusilade; fire of demolition, percussion fire; sharp-shooting, broadside; raking -, cross-fire; volley of grapeshot, feu denfer [F.].
CUT, THRUST, lunge, pass, passado [obs.], stoccado or stoccata [archaic], carte (or quarte) and tierce, home thrust; coup de bec [F.].
ASSAILANT, aggressor, invader; sharp-shooter, dead shot, fusilier, dragoon, Uhlan.
ATTACK, assault, assail; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.
SHOW FIGHT, come on; assume -, take- the offensive; be -, become- the aggressor; strike the first blow, throw the first stone at, fire the first shot; lift a hand -, draw the sword- against; take up the cudgels; advance -, march-against; march upon, invade, harry.
strike at, poke at, thrust at; aim -, deal- a blow at; give -, fetch- one a -blow, - kick; have a -cut, - shot, - fling, - shy- at; be down upon, pounce upon; fall foul of, pitch into [colloq.], launch out against; bait, slap on the face; make a -thrust, - pass, - set, - dead set- at; bear down upon.
close with, come to close quarters, bring to bay, come to blows.
ride full tilt against; let fly at, dash at, run a tilt at, rush at, tilt at, run at, fly at, hawk at, have at, let out at; make a -dash, - rush at; attack tooth and nail; strike home; drive -, press- one hard; be hard upon, run down, strike at the root of.
lay about one, run amuck.
FIRE UPON, fire at, fire a shot at; draw a bead on [U. S.]; shoot at, pop at, level at, let off a gun at; open fire, pepper, bombard, shell, pour a broadside into; fire a volley, fire red-hot shot; spring a mine.
STONE, lapidate, pelt; throw - a stone, - stones - at; hurl -at, - against, - at the head of; rock [U. S.].
BESET, besiege, beleaguer; lay siege to, invest, open the trenches, plant a battery, sap, mine; storm, board, scale the walls, go over the top.
cut and thrust, bayonet, give one the bayonet; butt; kick, strike (impulse) [See Impulse]; horsewhip, whip (punish) [See Punishment].
ATTACKING &c. v.; aggressive, offensive, incursive, invasive, irruptive, obsidional.
up in arms; amuck.
ON THE OFFENSIVE, on the warpath, amuck, over the top; at bay.
up and at them!
The din of arms, the yell of savage rage, the shriek of agony, the groan of death.Southey
Their fatal hands no second stroke intend.Paradise Lost