from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To attack vigorously; -- used of physical or verbal attacks.

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  • verb transitive To vigorously attack, either physically or verbally.
  • verb transitive To consume with gusto.

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  • verb hit violently, as in an attack


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  • "Determined to prove their mettle, several Republican presidential candidates showed new aggressiveness in lacing into Donald J. Trump on Wednesday night, seeking to elevate themselves as leaders of substance and shake up a race that Mr. Trump has dominated all summer."

    – Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy, "Candidates use second G.O.P. debate to taunt Donald Trump", New York Times, 16 Sept. 2015

    September 17, 2015