assault - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/əˈsɔːlt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyassault
he/she/itassaults
present participleassaulting
past tenseassaulted
past participleassaulted
  1. 2
    mainly literary if a noise, smell, or sight assaults you, you notice it immediately because it is very unpleasant or offensive