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English definition of “assault”


verb [T]     /əˈsɒlt/ US  /-ˈsɑːlt/
C2 to attack someone violently : A woman and a man have been convicted of assaulting a police officer . He had attempted to sexually assault the woman.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
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