Part of speech:
Inclined to or suggestive of violent attack:
To attack physically and violently; assault
To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid at the last possible moment.
To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity):
To carry on war; engage in military conflict
To trouble is to cause pain, distress or worry.
To force into a specified condition or situation:
To begin a military attack:
To travel around (a place) vigorously in an attempt to gain support:
To break into pieces
Slander is to make false statements about someone, usually to hurt his reputation.
To perform with great haste:
The definition of inveigh is to rant against something, or to speak or write about something with great hostility.
To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage:
(Obs.) To attack; assail
To wear away (the edges of fabric, for example) by rubbing.
To engage in or carry on (a war, conflict, case, etc.)
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
To find fault with:
To strive in combat; fight
To oppose in battle; fight against.
To be in opposition or disagreement:
(Heraldry) To place a charge on (an escutcheon).
Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
The definition of bombard is to attack continuously or repeatedly.
To place responsibility for (something):
To close in on; crowd around
To trouble persistently; harass.
The definition of beleaguer means to harass with several issues.
To perform or undergo the first part of an action; start:
To oppose as in a battle; fight
To strike with a violent blow; smash (in)
To evaluate; assess:
To attack from a concealed position.
To formally institute a legal action against a person or corporation wherein they are charged with committing a crime.
To fasten by means of tackle
To deliberately begin to do (something):
To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about.
To annoy, interfere with, or meddle with so as to trouble or harm, or with intent to trouble or harm
To leave (an organization, for example) suddenly or in violation of an agreement:
(Informal) To photograph (a person's face) for police files.
To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
To beat or strike as with a club
To seize and hold or carry off (a person) against that person's will, by force or fraud, often for ransom
To defeat completely and decisively:
To bat against (a pitcher or kind of pitch) successfully:
To hit or strike repeatedly; pound
To punt in football.
To strike with the fist
In common law, the felony of a man having illegal sexual intercourse with a woman other than his wife, by force or with threat of violence and against her will; unlawful sexual act with an unwilling other, and usually involving threat of violence. to commit the act of forcible sexual intercourse.
To seduce is to persuade someone to do something that is not considered proper conduct.
To use a rake on (leaves, debris, soil, a lawn, etc) in order to loosen, gather together, or remove debris from.
Pepper is defined as to sprinkle, or to flavor with the ground peppers.
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
To shoot down or attack with a fusillade
To attack, strike, or sink with a torpedo.
To draw into; involve:
To drop a bomb or bombs.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
To pass, or cause (individual troops) to pass, through weak places in the enemy's lines in order to attack the enemy's flanks or rear
To pay (money or interest) before due.
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
To resist or endure successfully.
To refuse to cooperate with, submit to, etc.
(Chess) To withdraw (a piece), as from a dangerous position
To submit to the power of another, especially after resisting; give up.
To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To provide shelter or refuge for; protect
To function; operate:
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