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assail

verb uk   /əˈseɪl/ formal us  
[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 Spanish asaltar…
in French accabler (de)…
in German bestürmen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊,襲擊, 抨擊, 困擾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击,袭击, 抨击, 困扰…
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