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assault and battery

a violent attack [upon someone] followed by a beating. (A technical legal charge.) Richard was charged with two counts of assault and battery. Dave does not go out at night because he does not want to be a victim of assault and battery.
See also: and, assault, battery

assault the ear

Fig. [for sound or speech] to be very loud or persistent. That loud music assaults the ears! I can't hear you with all that traffic noise assaulting my ears.
See also: assault, ear
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A member of the Hells Angels and two alleged accomplices have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting bar patrons at the Take Five bar in Newbury Park, authorities said Monday.
Results of ANOVAs revealed that, for women, being sexually assaulted was related to heavy episodic drinking and for men, sexually assaulting and being sexually assaulted were both related to heavy episodic drinking.
Colonial juries--another all-male and all-white institution during the period in question--were quick to convict black men accused of sexually assaulting white women.
When the subject of the officer's force already is assaulting the officer or another, the threat assessment is simple.
In primary schools the majority are teachers being injured when restraining children from assaulting other children or parents verbally assaulting teachers.
LANCASTER - A Bakersfield man who was facing six years in prison after pleading no-contest to assaulting one of three teens he was accused of raping or attempting to rape withdrew his plea Thursday.
They accomplished this by interviewing both the officers and their assaulters and found that the offenders paid very close attention to the officers' behaviors prior to assaulting them.