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Noun

Singular
assault

Plural
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assault ({{{1}}})
  1. A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
  2. A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An attempt to commit battery: a violent attempt, or willful effort with force or violence, to do hurt to another, but without necessarily touching his person, as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner, or by striking at him and missing him.
  4. (singulare tantum) (law) The crime whose action is such an attempt.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An act that causes someone to fear imminent bodily harm.
  6. (singulare tantum) (law) The tort whose action is such an act.
  7. (fencing) A non-competitive combat between two fencers.

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Verb

Infinitive
to assault

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to assault (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To attack, threaten or harass.

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