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verbal assault

Very hostile speech directed at someone. Don't talk to Stan today—I just tried to ask him a simple question, and I got a verbal assault. A: "Why are you crying?" B: "The professor gave me a verbal assault in the middle of my presentation."
See also: assault, verbal

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

assault the ear

To be loud and painful to listen to. I don't know how kids enjoy playing their music so loud—it just assaults the ear!
See also: assault, ear

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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Recommendations for future research include: testing victims' and assaulters' reports of sexual assaults to measure who is being assaulted and who is performing the assault; to research the occurrence of men being taken advantage of sexually by women after heavy episodic drinking; and finding a way to test the intent of the assaulter before heavy episodic drinking occurred.
Brig Al Hadidi noted that investigations are on to nab the other assaulters involved in the fight.
Officers' preconceived ideas of the assaulter profile were of little value in securing their personal safety.
The government should take very very stringent action against the assaulter.
The woman's defence lawyer Mohammed Jad Al Mawla told the RAK Criminal Court of First Instance that his client had lodged a complaint against the assaulter at the RAK Police.
THE JURY is out on what's worse: the fact that a student was beaten up black and blue and locked up for two days by a teacher, or the unrepentant assaulter justifying his behaviour as fair punishment.
Resembling a nightgown with wiring between the breasts, the underwear named-Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE) will send electric current to the assaulter the moment he tries to press a woman's body.
The leader evaded the attack after a misfire of the weapon, after which the assaulter was tackled by delegates.
After all, we have someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office," Clinton had said.
Truth to tell, Cosby isn't the only secret assaulter in show biz, which is full of men and women who are past masters at using their power to make or break incipient careers, in order to get the sexual favors they demand.
A senior police officer said the seriously injured victim was shifted to the hospital while the assaulter was taken into police custody.
The assaulter however misfired his gun and was brought to the ground by delegates at the conference, with Dogan escaping unharmed.
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