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Main Entry: as·sault
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresssodotlt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English assaut "assault," from early French assaut (same meaning), derived from Latin assilire, adsilire "to leap upon," from as-, ad- "to, toward" and salire "to leap, spring" --related to INSULT, RESILIENT
1 : a violent or sudden attack
2 : an unlawful attempt or threat to do harm to another
- assault verb

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