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English Dictionary: assaulting by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Assault \As*sault"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assaulted}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Assaulting}.] [From {Assault}, n.: cf. OF. assaulter,
      LL. assaltare.]
      1. To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men;
            to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or
            menaces.
  
                     Insnared, assaulted, overcome, led bound. --Milton.
  
      2. To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing
            moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or
            unfriendly measures; to assail; as, to assault a
            reputation or an administration.
  
                     Before the gates, the cries of babes newborn, . . .
                     Assault his ears.                              --Dryden.
  
      Note: In the latter sense, assail is more common.
  
      Syn: To attack; assail; invade; encounter; storm; charge. See
               {Attack}.
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