assail - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/əˈseɪl/
present tense
I/you/we/theyassail
he/she/itassails
present participleassailing
past tenseassailed
past participleassailed
  1. 3
    mainly literary if a noise, smell, or sight assails you, you notice it immediately because it is very unpleasant or offensive