HyperDic: assault

English > 7 senses of the word assault / Assault:
NOUNactassaultclose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
actassaulta threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
animalAssaultthoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
actassault, rape, violation, ravishmentthe crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
VERBcompetitionassault, assail, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
socialassault, rape, ravish, violate, dishonor, dishonour, outrageforce (someone) to have sex against their will
communicationassault, attack, round, assail, lash out, snipeattack in speech or writing
assault / Assault > pronunciation
Soundsahsao'lt
Rhymesasphalt ... vault: 13 rhymes with aolt...
English > assault: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningClose fighting during the culmination of a military attack.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Part ofattack, onslaught, onset, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)
Narrowerresisting arrestPhysical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest
stormA direct and violent assault on a stronghold
Broaderbattle, conflict, fight, engagementA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
Spanishasalto
English > assault: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.
Narroweraggravated assaultA reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)
battery, assault and batteryAn assault in which the assailant makes physical contact
muggingassault with intent to rob
Broaderattack, attemptThe act of attacking
Spanishasalto, atentado
Catalanassalt
Verbsassaultattack someone physically or emotionally
English > Assault: 7 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningthoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946.
Instance ofthoroughbredA racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
English > assault: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will.
Synonymsrape, violation, ravishment
Narrowerdate raperape in which the rapist is known to the victim / victim (as when they are on a date together)
statutory rape, carnal abusesexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
Broadersexual assault, sexual abuse, sex crime, sex offenseA statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
Spanishestupro, violación
Catalanviolació
Verbsassaultattack someone physically or emotionally
English > assault: 7 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningattack someone physically or emotionally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The mugger assaulted the woman"
Synonymsassail, set on, attack
Entailed byhold up, stick uprob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
Narrowerbaitattack with dogs or set dogs upon
beset, set uponassail or attack on all sides
blindsideattack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed
bulldogattack viciously and ferociously
desecrate, profane, outrage, violateviolate the sacred character of a place or language
jumpmake a sudden physical attack on
molestharass or assault sexually
rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrageForce (someone) to have sex against their will
reassailassail again
rushattack suddenly
savageattack brutally and fiercely
sic, seturge to attack someone
Spanishagredir, asaltar, atacar, violar
Catalanagredir, assaltar, atacar, violar
Adjectivesassaultivedisposed to attack / attack / attack / attack / attack
Nounsassaulta threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
assaultthe crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
assaultersomeone who attacks
English > assault: 7 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningForce (someone) to have sex against their will.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrape, ravish, violate, dishonor, dishonour, outrage
Narrowergang-raperape (someone) successively with several attackers
Broaderassail, assault, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
Spanishindignar, violar
Catalanforçar, indignar, violar
Adjectivesassaultivedisposed to attack / attack / attack / attack / attack
English > assault: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningattack in speech or writing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsattack, round, assail, lash out, snipe
Narrowerabuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shoutUse foul or abusive language towards
blister, scald, whipsubject to harsh criticism
bombard, barrageAddress with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
clawattack as if with claws
ripcriticize or abuse strongly and violently
rubbishattack strongly
vitriolsubject to bitter verbal abuse
whangattack forcefully
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishagredir, atacar
Catalanagredir, atacar
Adjectivesassaultivedisposed to attack / attack / attack / attack / attack
Nounsassaultersomeone who attacks

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