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assail - Dictionary definition and meaning for word assail

(verb) attack someone physically or emotionally
Synonyms : assault , attack , set on
Example Sentence
  • The mugger assaulted the woman
  • Nightmares assailed him regularly

(verb) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
Synonyms : attack
Example Sentence
  • Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II
  • Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week

(verb) attack in speech or writing
Synonyms : assault , attack , lash out , round , snipe
Example Sentence
  • The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for assail

take 'sail' from 'assail'- for begining an war many warships are sailed to the warfront
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by yokel

assailant is common word in newspaper for mumbai attackers
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by bugmenot

try to remember with misail
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by Born2GRE

ass + ail...ail means which causes bodily suffering...ail to ass
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by sharad27

giving an AILment in one's ASS
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by mit006

A 90% SALE(discount) made evryone in town attack(assail) the shopping mall.
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by paula_3004

assail ~ a sale; a customer argued with sales person of the store using force and bad words.
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by editor1

ass+ail. To cause somebody's ass to ail, this can only be done by assaulting someone!
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by KshitijKhurana

ass + ail >>> in hindi yane "gaand maarna", kisi ki gaand baaton se ya usey maarkar mari jatti hai..
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by RajeshBorkar

pardon....oil(AIL) in the ass(ASS)may be indicative of an assault
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by eagle

an ASS AILed you by attacking.
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by tuhinboss

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