Dictionary Results for assault

1. assault - noun

· close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

Hypernym(s): battle, conflict, fight, engagement

2. assault - noun

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

Hypernym(s): attack, attempt

3. assault - noun

· thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

Synonym(s): Assault

4. assault - noun

· the crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will

Synonym(s): rape, violation, ravishment

Hypernym(s): sexual_assault, sexual_abuse, sex_crime, sex_offense

5. assault - verb

· attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Synonym(s): assail, set_on, attack

6. assault - verb

· force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

Synonym(s): rape, ravish, violate, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

Hypernym(s): assail, assault, set_on, attack

7. assault - verb

· attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

Synonym(s): attack, round, assail, lash_out, snipe

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart

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