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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.
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assailverb

uk   us   /əˈseɪl/ formal
(Definition of assail from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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