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assault

assault - Dictionary definition and meaning for word assault

Definition
(noun) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
Definition
(noun) a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
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(noun) thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
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(noun) the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
Synonyms : rape , ravishment , violation

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

Definition
(verb) force (someone) to have sex against their will
Synonyms : dishonor , dishonour , outrage , rape , ravish , violate
Example Sentence
  • The woman was raped on her way home at night

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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for assault

assault is a kind of rifle/gun. And we threaten/attack people by it.
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