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Another word for assault

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Noun
  1. The act of attacking

      1. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
      2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks:
      3. An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
      1. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
      2. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
      3. Scoring ability or potential:
      1. An effort or a try.
      2. An attack; an assault:
      1. The person, army, etc. that is attacking
      2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
      3. The team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score.
      1. A physical or military attack or assault:
      2. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
      3. Attitude or position of attack
      1. A forward rush or flow.
      2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
      3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
      1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
      2. (Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
      3. An attack; assault
      1. An overwhelming outpouring:
      2. A violent attack.
      1. A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
      2. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
      3. (Sports) A scoring attempt, often resulting in a goal.
    See also:

    attack

Verb
  1. To set upon with violent force

    See also:

    attack

  2. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows

      1. To attack physically and violently; assault
      2. To have a forceful effect on
      3. To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
      1. To attack with words; abuse
      2. To moisten (meat, for example) periodically with a liquid, such as melted butter or a sauce, especially while cooking.
      3. To beat soundly; thrash
      1. To subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
      2. To beat or strike with blow after blow; pound
      3. To pound noisily and repeatedly
      1. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
      2. To emit sound when struck:
      3. To hit or strike repeatedly; pound
      1. To spend too much time and effort on; develop in too great detail
      2. To beat severely; hit or whip
      3. To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip.
      1. To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group):
      2. To hit or beat, especially repeatedly.
      3. To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap
      1. To beat the ground; stamp.
      2. To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
      3. To pound; throb.
      1. To put together, fasten, or seal, particularly with nails, by hammering.
      2. To hit, especially repeatedly, with a hammer; pound.
      3. To beat into a shape with a hammer or similar tool:
      1. To beat to a powder or pulp; pulverize or crush:
      2. To beat heavily; throb
      3. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
      1. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.
      2. To beat or batter, as with the fists:
      3. To beat or hit with repeated blows, esp. with the fist
      1. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
      2. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision:
      3. (--- Sports) To hit (a ball, puck, or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
      1. To move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously
      2. To move wildly or violently:
      3. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
      1. To discuss or examine (an issue, for example) repeatedly.
      2. To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
      3. To beat or strike as with a flail
      1. To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
      2. (Dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
      3. To beat soundly; thrash
      1. To strike with great force
      2. To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
      3. To beat or hit repeatedly; maul
    See also:

    attack

    strike

  3. To compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act

      1. To put in force
      2. To produce with effort and against one's will:
      3. To break down or open by force:
      1. To plunder or pillage.
      2. To use force or threat of force to compel (another person) to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
      3. To seize and carry off by force.
      1. To transport with joy or delight; enrapture
      2. To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
      3. (Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
      1. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
      2. To commit a sexual assault on; often, specif., to rape (a woman)
      3. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
    See also:

    sex

Another word for assault

Noun
  1. An attack

    See also:

    attack

  2. A physical attack on another person

      1. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
      2. An episode or onset of a disease, especially an occurrence of a chronic disease:
      3. Scoring ability or potential:
      1. A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place.
      2. An assault upon a person especially with the intent to rob.
      1. (Law) The carrying out of threatened physical harm or violence; an unlawful beating
      2. A criminal act involving both a threat of violence and actual physical contact with the victim.
      1. Either of two European plants (Brassica napus or B. rapa) of the mustard family, cultivated as fodder and for their seeds, which yield a valuable oil. Certain varieties of these plants yield canola oil.
      2. The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
      3. The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction:
    See also:

    crime

    rape

Verb
  1. To attack

    See also:

    attack

  2. To rape

      1. To set upon with violent force.
      2. To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
      3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
      1. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
      2. To break in upon; interrupt thoughtlessly; disturb
      3. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
      1. To overwhelm with emotion; enrapture:
      2. (Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
      3. To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.