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Make a concerted or violent attack on
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“The sea does not split, nor does the earth swallow up the terrorists who assail us every day.”
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To criticize strongly
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“Although the open admissions policy was weakened, its critics continued to assail it.”
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(of an unpleasant feeling or physical sensation) To come upon (someone) suddenly and strongly
“Mixed feelings could assail you in relation to love.”
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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To effectively force (someone) to do something
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Strike or knock at or on something violently with one's hand or with a hammer or other object
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To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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To confront or come up against
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To assault, attack
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To struggle or fight back when attacked
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(of a feeling) To affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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