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assault British & World English

Make a physical attack on

assault English Thesaurus

he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer

assault rifle British & World English

A lightweight rifle developed from the sub-machine gun, which may be set to fire automatically or semi-automatically

sexual assault British & World English

The action or an act of forcing an unconsenting person to engage in sexual activity; a rape; (Law) a crime involving forced sexual contact, variously defined as inclusive or exclusive of rape.

assault course British & World English

A course through which the participants must run, negotiating obstacles to be climbed, crawled under, crossed on suspended ropes, etc., as used for training soldiers

indecent assault British & World English

Sexual assault that does not involve rape

assault and battery British & World English

The action of threatening a person together with the action of making physical contact with them