assault

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (military)
a. el asalto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The captain led the assault on the bunker.El capitán comandó el asalto contra el búnker.
b. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The soldiers endured sniper fire during the assault.Durante el ataque, los soldados resistieron los disparos de los francotiradores.
2. (legal)
a. la agresión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The man was found guilty of assault and was sentenced to ten years in prison.El hombre fue declarado culpable de agresión y condenado a diez años de cárcel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (military)
a. atacar
The platoon assaulted the enemy base.El pelotón atacó la base enemiga.
b. asaltar
Just when we thought we were safe, we were assaulted by a group of mercenaries.Justo cuando pensamos que estábamos a salvo, nos asaltó un grupo de mercenarios.
4. (to inflict harm)
a. agredir
The customer flew into a rage and assaulted the delivery boy.El cliente montó en cólera y agredió al repartidor.
5. (to sexually force)
a. agredir sexualmente
A correspondent was assaulted while covering the protests.Una corresponsal fue agredida sexualmente mientras cubría las manifestaciones.
b. violar
A man assaulted a woman on this very street last night.Un hombre violó a una mujer en esta misma calle anoche.
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assault
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el ataque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
b. el asalto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (law)
a. la agresión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (military)
a.
assault coursepista de entrenamiento
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a. atacar, asaltar
5. (law)
a. agredir
to be sexually assaultedser objeto de una agresión sexual
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assault [əˈsɔːlt]
noun
1 (Mil) also asalto (m); ataque (m);on a
to make or mount an assault on asaltar
2 (Jur) agresión (f)
assault and battery (Jur) lesiones (f)
transitive verb
1 (Mil) asaltar; atacar
2 (Jur) asaltar; agredir; (sexually) agredir sexualmente; (rape) violar
try to rape
modifier
assault course (n) pista (f) americana
assault craft (n) barcaza (f) de asalto
assault rifle (n) fusil (m) de asalto; rifle (m) de asalto
...tougher gun laws on weapons like assault rifles which "aren't for anything except killing people"
assault troops (n) tropas (f) de asalto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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