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1. assail, assault, set on, attack

usage: attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

2. attack, assail, contend, fight, struggle

usage: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

3. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

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