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    assault - Dictionary definition and meaning for word assault

    (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 Definition
    (noun) thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946 Definition
    (noun) the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
    Synonyms : rape , ravishment , violation
    (verb) attack someone physically or emotionally
    Synonyms : assail , attack , set on
    Example Sentence
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly
    (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
    (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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