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Definition of assault
verb [with object]
make a physical attack on:he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer she was sexually assaulted as a child attack or bombard (someone or the senses) with something undesirable or unpleasant:her right ear was assaulted with a tide of music carry out a military attack or raid on (an enemy position):they left their strong position to assault the hill
1a physical attack:his imprisonment for an assault on the film director sexual assaults Law an act, criminal or tortious, that threatens physical harm to a person, whether or not actual harm is done:he appeared in court charged with assault a military attack or raid on an enemy position:troops began an assault on the city [as modifier]:an assault boat a strong verbal attack:the assault on the party’s tax policies 2a concerted attempt to do something demanding:a winter assault on Mt. Everest
Remember that assault
is spelled with -au-
in the middle.