offensive

  • 1 take the offensive — {v. phr.} To make oneself the attacking party. * /After many months of preparation, the freedom fighters were ready to take the offensive./ Contrast TAKE THE DEFENSIVE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 take the offensive — {v. phr.} To make oneself the attacking party. * /After many months of preparation, the freedom fighters were ready to take the offensive./ Contrast TAKE THE DEFENSIVE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 League offensive and defensive — Offensive Of*fen sive, a. [Cf. F. offensif. See {Offend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words. [1913 Webster] 2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Offensive — Of*fen sive, n. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; opposed to {defensive}. [1913 Webster] {To take the offensive}, {To act on the offensive}, {To go on the offensive}, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Offensive — Of*fen sive, a. [Cf. F. offensif. See {Offend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words. [1913 Webster] 2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 To act on the offensive — Offensive Of*fen sive, n. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; opposed to {defensive}. [1913 Webster] {To take the offensive}, {To act on the offensive}, {To go on the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 To go on the offensive — Offensive Of*fen sive, n. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; opposed to {defensive}. [1913 Webster] {To take the offensive}, {To act on the offensive}, {To go on the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 To take the offensive — Offensive Of*fen sive, n. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; opposed to {defensive}. [1913 Webster] {To take the offensive}, {To act on the offensive}, {To go on the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 offensive counterair — Offensive operations to destroy, disrupt, or neutralize enemy aircraft, missiles, launch platforms, and their supporting structures and systems both before and after launch, but as close to their source as possible. Offensive counterair… …

    Military dictionary

  • 10 offensive counterair attack operations — Offensive action in support of the offensive counterair mission against surface targets that contribute to the enemy …

    Military dictionary

  • 11 offensive — I. adjective Date: circa 1564 1. a. making attack ; aggressive b. of, relating to, or designed for attack < offensive weapons > c. of or relating to an attempt to score in a game or contest; also of or relating to a team in possession of the ball …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 OFFENSIVE — n. f. Attaque que l’on fait sans avoir été provoqué par l’adversaire. Prendre l’offensive. Le général, après avoir été longtemps sur la défensive, a pris l’offensive. Les premières offensives de cette armée furent malheureuses. Préparer,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13 Hundred Regiments Offensive — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Hundred Regiments Offensive partof=The Second Sino Japanese War caption= date=August 20 – December 5 1940 place=North China result=Chinese victory combatant1=Chinese Red Army, National Revolutionary Army… …

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  • 14 Offensive tackle — In American and Canadian football, offensive tackles (OT, T) are a part of the offensive line. Like other offensive linemen, their job is to block: to physically keep defenders away from the offensive player who has the football.A tackle is the… …

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  • 15 Tet Offensive — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Tet Offensive partof=the Vietnam War caption=Some communist targets during the Tet Offensive date=30 January 1968 23 September 1968 place=South Vietnam result= North Vietnamese propaganda victory. U.S. and South …

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  • 16 Offensive marketing warfare strategies — Marketing Key concepts Product marketing · Pricing …

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  • 17 Meuse-Argonne Offensive — Part of the Western Front (World War I) …

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  • 18 Brusilov Offensive — Infobox Military Conflict conflict = Brusilov Offensive (Брусиловский прорыв) partof = the Eastern Front during World War I caption = The Eastern Front before and during the Brusilov Offensive. date = June 4 – September 20, 1916 place =… …

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  • 19 Law and Order Offensive Party — The Law and Order Offensive Party ( de. Partei Rechtsstaatlicher Offensive), short form Offensive D (the D means Deutschland / Germany ) was a minor political party in Germany. It was founded in July 2000 by Hamburg judge Ronald Schill. It wished …

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  • 20 Spring Offensive — This article is about the World War I German offensive of 1918. For the 1972 Spring Offensive during the Vietnam War, see Easter Offensive. German Spring Offensive, 1918 Part of the Western Front of World War I …

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