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Definition of assult

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1. assault [ v ] attack someone physically or emotionally
Examples: "The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Used in print:

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

When the Korean_war began , on June 25 , 1950 , the anniversary of the day Custer had gone_down fighting at the Little_Big_Horn and the day the regiment had assaulted the beachhead of Leyte during World_War_2 , , the 7_th_Cavalry was not in the best fighting condition .

(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)

Brannon , you 've assaulted a law_officer and '' -

Synonyms assault assail attack set_on Related Terms rush jump rape beset molest desecrate reassail blindside savage sic bulldog bait attacker attack

2. assault [ n ] close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

Used in print:

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

In this manner , he seeks to expunge from his own soul the guilt_pangs caused by his personal assaults against the_English at Dunkirk .

Synonyms assault Related Terms battle storm resisting_arrest attack military

3. assault [ n ] a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

Synonyms assault Related Terms attack battery mugging aggravated_assault assail

4. assault [ n ] an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

Used in print:

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

O_'_Banion 's first conflict with the police came in 1909 , at seventeen , when he was committed to Bridewell_Prison for three months for burglary ; two years later he served another three months for assault .

Synonyms assault assault_and_battery battery Related Terms crime attack mugging resisting_arrest

5. assault [ n ] thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

Synonyms assault Related Terms thoroughbred

6. assault [ v ] attack verbally, in speech or writing
Examples: "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

Synonyms attack lash_out assail snipe assault round Related Terms criticize abuse vitriol whang blister rip claw rubbish barrage attacker

7. assault [ n ] turning your attention to a problem or a job etc.
Examples: "his attack on the problem was misguided" "he did not make a direct assault on her affections"

Synonyms assault tone-beginning attack Related Terms attention beginning

8. assault [ a ] used in an attack
Examples: "assault weapons", "attack planes"

Synonyms attack assault Related Terms offensive

9. assault [ v ] force (someone) to have sex against their will
Examples: "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

Synonyms rape dishonor violate dishonour outrage assault ravish Related Terms assail gang-rape raper outrage violator rape

10. assault [ n ] the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

Synonyms violation assault ravishment sexual_assault sexual_abuse rape Related Terms crime sex_crime date_rape statutory_rape rape

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