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  Words related to assault

Related / Similar Words: rape, violation, ravishment, Assault, attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, set on, ravish, violate, dishonor, dishonour, outrage

 

Definition:
  • a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped;
  • the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will;
  • close fighting during the culmination of a military attack;
  • thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946;
  • attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker";
  • attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly";
  • force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night";

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    Hyponyms: aggravated assault, battery, assault and battery, mugging, date rape, statutory rape, carnal abuse, resisting arrest, storm, abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout, claw, vitriol, rip, whang, barrage, blister, scald, whip, rubbish, bait, sic, set, bulldog, rush, blindside, savage, reassail, jump, beset, set upon, rape, ravish, violate, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, desecrate, profane, molest, gang-rape

     

    Part Meronyms: attack, onslaught, onset, onrush

     

    Derivational Morphology: assail, set on, attack, rape, ravish, violate, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter, fire, flak, flack, blast, attempt, violation, ravishment, violator, debaucher, ravisher, raper, rapist

     

     
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