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assault

noun (n)

  • close fighting during the culmination of a military attack (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946 (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • attack someone physically or emotionally (verb.competition)
    Synonym: assail, attack, set on
    Example:
    The mugger assaulted the woman.
    source: wordnet30
  • force (someone) to have sex against their will (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • attack in speech or writing (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men; to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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