assault


Definition: Meaning of, assault in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / əˈsɔːlt;əˈsɒlt /

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assault assaults
  1. [uncountable and countable] the crime of physically attacking someone
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  2. [uncountable and countable] a military attack to take control of a place controlled by the enemy
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  3. [uncountable and countable] a strong spoken or written criticism of someone else's ideas, plans etc [=  attack]
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  4. [countable] an attempt to achieve something difficult, especially using physical force
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
assault assaulted assaulted
Present Participle Third Person Singular
assaulting assaults
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  1. to attack someone in a violent way
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  2. literary if a feeling, sound, smell etc assaults you, it affects you in a way that makes you uncomfortable or upset
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  3. to strongly criticize someone's ideas, plans etc
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  4. to try to do something very difficult
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Assault


Definition: Meaning of, Assault in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / əˈsɔːlt /

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  1. thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
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Assault used in phrases

  • aggravated assault (noun)
    1. as with a deadly weapon a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously
  • amphibious assault (noun)
    1. an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships
  • assault and battery (noun)
    1. the crime of threatening to attack someone physically and then attacking them
  • assault course (noun)
    1. an area of land with special equipment to climb, jump over, run through etc that is used for developing physical strength, especially by soldiers [=  obstacle course American English]
  • assault gun (noun)
    1. military any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
    2. but no turret an armoured vehicle with the chassis of a tank and a large gun; used as an antitank weapon and to support infantry
  • assault rifle (noun)
    1. military any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
  • indecent assault (noun)
    1. the crime of making a sexual attack on someone, touching or threatening to touch them, but not RAPING them (= forcing them to have sex)
  • sexual assault (noun)
    1. law a statutory offence that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
  • sexually assault (verb)
    1. subject to sexual assault
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