assault and battery


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assault and battery

A violent physical attack. Although "assault and battery" is an official legal charge, the phrase can also be used conversationally to describe any sort of physical attack, however serious. The thief that attacked my son in the parking lot has been charged with assault and battery. A: "Quit punching me! Help, this is assault and battery!" B: "Ah, you're such a wuss. Go cry to mom."
See also: and, assault, battery
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Teodoro Gonzalez, 33, of 25 Vernon St., Worcester, charged with malicious destruction of property over $250, assault and battery on ambulance personnel, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace, continued to Aug.
Laurent, 30, of 14 Catharine St., Worcester, charged with assault and battery, continued to Aug.
Sierra was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
Stephanie Amber Cruz, of Nashua, N.H., charged with assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (floor), released on $500 cash bail continued to Feb.
Christopher Siegwald, 32, of Weehawken, New Jersey, charged with assault and battery on a police officer; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car); speeding on Mass Pike; marked lanes violation; breakdown lane violation; driving without a license; held on $25,000 cash bail or $250,000 surety, continued to May 5.
Campbell, 31, of 8 Meade St., Worcester, charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery, continued to March 11 on $5,000 cash bail.
Barbosa, 27, of 162 Chandler St., Worcester, charged with aggravated assault and battery, assault and battery, vandalizing property, and possession of cocaine, continued to March 2 on $1,500 cash bail.
Daniel Cloutier, 48, of 78 Tower St., Worcester, charged with assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (wall), continued to Nov.
Morales, 22, of 15 Caspar St., Worcester, charged with assault and battery on a family/household member and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), continued to Oct.
Karol Milewski, 37, of 2 South Ward St., Worcester, charged with assault and battery on family/household member, continued to Oct.
Galbiso, 51, of 33 South Main St., Millbury, charged with four counts of assault and battery, five counts of assault and battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, threatening to commit a crime (to murder), and resisting arrest, continued to Sept.
All of the indictments, except the one charging indecent assault and battery on a child, one count of assault and battery and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), list either Jeremiah or one of his siblings as the alleged victim.
Stanley Taveras, 25, of 78 Crest Circle, Worcester, charged with assault and battery, continued to Oct.
9, West Boylston, two counts of assault and battery, dismissed.
Andre Gage, 18, of the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, West Boylston, charged with assault and battery on a public employee, delivering drugs to a prisoner, and possession of cocaine, sentenced to three concurrent terms of 3 months in the House of Correction.