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American English: /əˈseɪl/
British English: /əˈseɪl/

Translation of assail in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [formal] she was assailed by a group of journalists
    un grupo de periodistas se abalanzó sobre ella or la asedió
    I was assailed by doubts
    me asaltaron las dudas
    a feeling of helplessness assailed her
    la invadió una sensación de impotencia
    Example sentences
    • They approached warily, as though the food might leap up and assail their gullets violently.
    • Only then would the Assault Transports assail the station with their mere 250 Marines.
    • As one historian wrote, ‘All forms of property were assailed, all signs of wealth and privilege were attacked.’
    Example sentences
    • Mixed feelings could assail you in relation to love.
    • New emotions assailed her so strongly she dropped to her knees with a moan.
    • He slid his arm around her and pulled her closer, closing his eyes under the feelings assailing him.
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