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assail

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1 assail

Attack someone physically or emotionally:
— Nightmares assailed him regularly.

synoniemen: assault, attack, set on.

Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.    assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... meer laten zien

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... meer laten zien

Roget 934: detract, derogate, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage; run down, cry down; backcap [U.S.]; belittle; sneer at etc. (contempt) 930; ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: attaque, aanval, aanvallen, attaqueren, molesteren, storten



2 assail

Launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with:
— Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week.

synoniem: attack.

3 assail

Attack in speech or writing.

synoniemen: assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe.

Nederlands: aanvallen


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: ambush, assault, attack, blister, blitz, bushwhack, castigate, censure, come at, come down on, crack down on, criminate, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, descend on, descend upon, excoriate, fall on, fall upon ... meer laten zien.

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