assault

(noun, verb)

noun

1. close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

Definition categories: act, battle, conflict, engagement, fight

2. a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

Definition categories: act, attack, attempt

3. thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946

Definition categories: animal

4. the crime of forcing a person to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will

Similar word(s): rape, ravishment, violation

Definition categories: act

verb

1. attack someone physically or emotionally

- The mugger assaulted the woman

- Nightmares assailed him regularly

Similar word(s): assail, attack

Definition categories: competition

2. force (someone) to have sex against their will

Similar word(s): dishonor, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish, violate

Definition categories: social, assail, assault, attack

3. attack in speech or writing

Similar word(s): assail, attack, round, snipe

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock