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assail

verb [T]  us   /əˈseɪl/
to criticize something or someone strongly, or to cause someone to experience unpleasant thoughts or feelings: Many parents assailed the proposal to lengthen the school day. After the decision to quit his job, he was assailed by doubts.
Translations of “assail”
in Vietnamese tấn công…
in Spanish asaltar…
in Thai โจมตี, ก่อกวน…
in Malaysian menyerang…
in French accabler (de)…
in German bestürmen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊,襲擊, 抨擊, 困擾…
in Indonesian menyerang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击,袭击, 抨击, 困扰…
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