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English-Russian military dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • offensive — 1. adjective 1) offensive remarks Syn: insulting, insolent, derogatory, disrespectful, hurtful, wounding, abusive; annoying, exasperating, irritating, galling, provocative, outrageous; rude, impertinent, discourteous …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • offensive — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerned with an attack] Syn. assaulting, attacking, invading; see aggressive 2 . 2. [Revolting] Syn. obnoxious, odious, opprobrious, disagreeable, displeasing, abhorrent, reprehensible, detestable, repulsive, repugnant …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • offensive — adjective 1》 causing offence. 2》 (of a military operation or weapon) involved or used in active attack. 3》 chiefly N. Amer. relating to the team in possession of the ball or puck in a game. noun 1》 a military campaign of attack. 2》 a forceful… …   English new terms dictionary

  • offensive — of·fen·sive || É™ fensɪv n. attack, act of aggression; position of pursuit or aggression adj. repulsive, disgusting; disagreeable to the senses; offending; emotionally injurious; aggressive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be on the offensive — be ready to act aggressively. → offensive …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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