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Dictionary definition for: Assail

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

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

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