asalto
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asalto(
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sahl
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (holdup)
a. robbery
Hubo un asalto en el banco cuando el guardia de seguridad se tomó el almuerzo.There was a robbery at the bank when the security guard went on his lunch break.
2. (military)
a. assault
El asalto de las tropas en el pueblo terminó destrozándolo.The troops' attack on the town resulted in its destruction.
b. attack
El ejercito realizó un asalto del recinto en busca del criminal de guerra.The army performed an assault on the compound in search of the war criminal.
c. storming
El asalto de la ciudad se saldó con la vida de varios civiles.The storming of the city resulted in the death of several civilians.
3. (sports)
a. round (boxing)
El boxeador hizo un K.O. a su contrincante en el segundo asalto.The boxer knocked out to his opponent in the second round.
b. bout (fencing)
Los dos tiradores mantuvieron contacto físico durante el asalto.The two fencers maintained physical contact during a bout.
4. (party)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. surprise party
Los amigos de Juan organizaron un asalto para su cumpleaños.Juan's friends organized a surprise party for his birthday.
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asalto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ataque)
a. attack
2. (de castillo, ciudad)
a. storming
tomar algo por asaltoto storm something
3. (robo)
a. robbery
4. (sports)
a. round
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asalto
1 (atraco) robbery
asalto a un banco bank raid; bank robbery
2 (Mil) attack; assault
el asalto al Parlamento the attack o assault on parliament; the storming of parliament; tomar por asalto to take by storm
3 (Boxeo) round
4 (Esgrima)
asalto de armas fencing bout
5 (acoso) hounding; harassment
el continuo asalto de los paparazzi the constant hounding o harassment by the paparazzi
6 (Caribe) (México) (fiesta sorpresa) surprise party
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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