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assault

as·sault

assault

 
pronunciation:
sawlt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the crime of attacking someone.
Hitting someone is an assault.
synonyms:
attack
similar words:
battering, mugging, storm, violence
definition 2: an attack made by armed forces.
The army began its assault on the enemy base.
synonyms:
attack
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: assaulted, assaulting, assaults
definition: to make an assault on; attack.
The strange man assaulted her as she was walking home.
synonyms:
attack
similar words:
batter, beat up, charge, harass, jump, mug, rush, strike
derivation: assaulter (n.)
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