Definitions for assault

Definitions for (noun) assault

Main entry: assault

Definition: a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

Main entry: rape, ravishment, assault, violation

Definition: the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will

Main entry: assault

Definition: close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

Main entry: Assault

Definition: thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

Definitions for (verb) assault

Main entry: snipe, round, assail, assault, attack, lash out

Definition: attack in speech or writing

Usage: The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

Main entry: set on, assail, assault, attack

Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally

Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly

Main entry: violate, rape, ravish, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

Definition: force (someone) to have sex against their will

Usage: The woman was raped on her way home at night

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