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assail

verb uk   us   /əˈseɪl/ formal
[T] to attack someone violently or criticize someone strongly: The victim had been assailed with repeated blows to the head and body. He was assailed with insults and abuse as he left the court. [T often passive] to cause someone to experience a lot of unpleasant things: to be assailed by doubts/fears/problems
Translations of “assail”
in Vietnamese tấn công…
in Spanish asaltar…
in Thai โจมตี, ก่อกวน…
in Malaysian menyerang…
in French accabler (de)…
in German bestürmen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊,襲擊, 抨擊, 困擾…
in Indonesian menyerang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击,袭击, 抨击, 困扰…
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