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Definición de “assault” en inglés

assault

noun uk   /əˈsɒlt/ us    /-ˈsɑːlt/
C2 [C or U] a violent attack: He was charged with sexual assault.UK The number of indecent assaults has increased alarmingly over the past year. an assault on a police officer They launched an assault on the capital yesterday.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general [C] a determined or serious attempt to do something difficult: Women's groups have demanded a nationwide assault on sexism in the workplace. She died heroically during an assault on the world's second-highest mountain.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy assault and battery [U] specialized a threat to injure someone followed by a violent attack on them Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general

assault

verb [T] uk   /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
(Definition of assault from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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