assail Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “assail” in the English Dictionary

"assail" in British English

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uk   us   /əˈseɪl/ formal
[T] to ​attack someone ​violently or ​criticize someone ​strongly: The ​victim had been assailed withrepeatedblows to the ​head and ​body. He was assailed withinsults and ​abuse as he ​left the ​court. [T often passive] to ​cause someone to ​experience a lot of ​unpleasant things: to be assailed bydoubts/​fears/​problems
(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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