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Noun
A military attack or raid on an enemy position
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“As the friendly forces moved forward, Sergeant McCleery began a lateral assault on the enemy bunker line.”
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The act of physically attacking someone
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“Members of the public have come forward, claiming to have been the victims of assault by a group of scoundrels.”
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The act of forcing a person to engage in sexual activity
“The comedian has been the subject of publicized assault allegations.”
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An abusive verbal attack
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“When profanities are used purely for verbal assault, it veers close to violence.”
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A prolonged armed struggle
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A robbery at gunpoint
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Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt or damage
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Violent and hostile behaviour
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Offense
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A serious criminal offense, which, under federal law, is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or by death
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A sudden swoop or spring
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A hard strike or hit
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To physically attack
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“Tiffany would angrily assault a staff member at the videogame store who had mistaken her for a man.”
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To attack or besiege, especially militarily
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“I at once ordered the whole corps to advance and assault the enemy's base.”
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To engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“Harvey was known to assault women, who would subsequently take their anger out on Don.”
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To physically attack violently
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To engage in an altercation
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To come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
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(with reference to a person's nerves) To set or be set on edge
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To struggle or fight back when attacked
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To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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To hem in
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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