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American English: /əˈsɔlt/
British English: /əˈsɔːlt/
, /əˈsɒlt/

Translation of assault in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (Law) 1.1 (violence) assault and battery
    agresión con lesiones
    Example sentences
    • In that case the appellant had been convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm by harassing his female victim.
    • The father was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but was acquitted.
    • He has previous convictions for theft, robbery and assault causing actual bodily harm.
    1.2 (molestation)
    ataque (masculine) contra la libertad sexual
    Example sentences
    • Less than three weeks later he was reported for a physical assault on a young boy.
    • Physical assault on women by intimate partners is recognized widely as a leading cause of injury to women in the United States.
    • Other recent violent attacks include an assault on a couple who asked two boys to switch off their mobile phones during a film.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (Military) to make an assault on something
    atacar algo
    (before noun) assault craft
    barcaza (feminine) de asalto
    assault troops
    tropas (feminine plural) de asalto
    2.2 (onslaught) See examples:assault (on something) an assault on Everest
    un intento de escalar el Everest
    the firm is preparing for an assault on the market
    la empresa se dispone a conquistar el mercado
    Example sentences
    • After breakfast, and another sitting, I bundled up and attempted the assault on Marga Point.
    • These are hectic days for him and the Irish Chamber Orchestra is now primed for a serious assault on the competitive world of concert performances.
    Example sentences
    • On another occasion during his 11-month tour he led three assaults on an enemy position until it finally fell.
    • He might have escaped when the boats first started the assault on the house.
    • A military assault on the country cannot be ruled out - at least in the long term.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (use violence against) 1.2 (sexually)
    agredir sexualmente
    Example sentences
    • He later pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and was sentenced to one day in jail.
    • He pleaded guilty to assaulting the sergeant on June 24.
    • A teaching assistant has been cleared of assaulting a teenager who bombarded his house with snowballs.

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