Meaning of assault

Definition of assault

(noun) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
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the crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will
(verb) attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

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