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assault

noun

1 assault

Close fighting during the culmination of a military attack.

Roget 716: attack; assault, assault and battery; onset, onslaught, charge.    aggression, offense; incursion, inroad, invasion; irruption; outbreak; estrapade, ... show more

Dutch: agressie, aanslag, aanval, bestorming, stormaanval
Polish: napad



2 assault

A threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.

Dutch: aanranding

3 Assault

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4 assault

The crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will.

synonyms: rape, ravishment, violation.

Dutch: aanranding, verkrachten, verkrachting, violatie
Polish: gwałt

verb

1 assault

Attack someone physically or emotionally:
— The mugger assaulted the woman.

synonyms: assail, attack, set on.

Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.    assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more

Dutch: attaque, aanval, aanvallen, attaqueren, molesteren, storten

2 assault

Force (someone) to have sex against their will.

synonyms: dishonor, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish, violate.

Dutch: ontvoeren, schaken

3 assault

Attack in speech or writing.

synonyms: assail, attack, lash out, round, snipe.

Dutch: aanvallen


Moby thesaurus: abuse, aggravated assault, aggression, ambush, amphibious attack, armed assault, assail, assailing, assailment, attack, banzai attack, barbarize, batter, battering, battery, bear, bear upon, beat up, beating, berating ... show more.

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