the use of force or violence against an adversary, usually with intent to harm, maim, or kill. Attack behavior often occurs when signals of warning have been issued and ignored. Animals, and some human beings, may use attack as a form of defense, for example, in defensive aggression.

ATTACK BEHAVIOR: "The person who attacked another person with a hammer in order to break his or her finger, was exhibiting attack behavior."
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