What is the meaning of Assault?

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noun

  • Close fighting during the culmination of a military attack.
  • A threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.
  • Thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946.
  • The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will.

verb

  • Attack someone physically or emotionally.
    • usage: "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
  • Force (someone) to have sex against their will.
    • usage: "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
  • Attack in speech or writing.
    • usage: "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
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APAWordNet. (2010). assault. Retrieved October 17, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/assault/definitions/1199563
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "assault" http://smartdefine.org/assault/definitions/1199563 (accessed October 17, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, assault, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/assault/definitions/1199563>.
MLAWordNet. "assault" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 October 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/assault/definitions/1199563>
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