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assailverb

uk   /əˈseɪl/  us   /əˈseɪl/ formal
(Definition of assail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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assailverb [T]

 us   /əˈseɪl/
to ​criticize something or someone ​strongly, or to ​cause someone to ​experienceunpleasantthoughts or ​feelings: Many ​parents assailed the ​proposal to ​lengthen the ​schoolday. After the ​decision to ​quit his ​job, he was assailed by ​doubts.
(Definition of assail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assail”
in Spanish asaltar…
in Vietnamese tấn công…
in Malaysian menyerang…
in Thai โจมตี, ก่อกวน…
in French accabler (de)…
in German bestürmen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击,袭击, 抨击, 困扰…
in Indonesian menyerang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊,襲擊, 抨擊, 困擾…
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