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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (attack)
a. asaltar, agredir
to assail somebody with questionsasediar a alguien a preguntas
assailed by doubtasaltado(a) por la duda
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assail [əˈseɪl]
transitive verb
1 (attack) acometer; atacar; atacar
he was assailed by critics le atacaron los críticos
The opposition's newspapers assail the government every day Mr Clinton was assailed by the very women's groups he had sought to please
a sound assailed my ear un ruido penetró (en) mis oídos
2 (bombard)
to assail sb with questions asaltar or bombardear a algn a preguntas; freír a algn a preguntas (informal); they assailed her with questions la asaltaron or bombardearon a preguntas; la frieron a preguntas (informal)
he was assailed by doubts doubts assailed him le asaltaban las dudas
The scent of burning metal assailed his nostrils
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