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Overview of verb assail

The verb assail has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (6) assail, assault, set on, attack

(attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

2. attack, assail

(launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

3. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault

(attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

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