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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 confront through the use of military force
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To bombard with bombs or artillery
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To engage in hostilities or an altercation
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To persistently carry out attacks on (an enemy or an enemy's territory)
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To feel with or use the hands
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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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Dresses down
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To confront or come up against
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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To defy or challenge someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
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Plural for a military attack or raid on an enemy position
“As the friendly forces moved forward, Sergeant McCleery began a lateral assault on the enemy bunker line.”
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Plural for the act of physically attacking someone
“Members of the public have come forward, claiming to have been the victims of assault by a group of scoundrels.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a prolonged armed struggle
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Plural for a robbery at gunpoint
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Plural for cruel, violent or indecent treatment of a person or animal
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Plural for behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt or damage
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Plural for violent and hostile behaviour
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Plural for offense
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Plural for 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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Plural for a sudden swoop or spring
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Plural for a blow or stroke, especially from something thrown or falling
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