Meaning of assault
Pronunciation: (u-sôlt'), [key]
- a sudden, violent attack; onslaught: an assault on tradition.
- an unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner.
- the stage of close combat in an attack.
- to make an assault upon; attack; assail.
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