verbal assault


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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
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According to Dr Malik, some parents imagine that verbal assault is better than physical beating.
However, this is based on the assumption that the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will ensure that there is no physical attack and verbal assault on the officers.
TEACHERS have been subjected to more than a thousand physical and verbal assaults in schools across North Wales over five years.
Frances Louise Brough, 40, had been drinking before she launched a verbal assault on the couple, after voicing her displeasure over provisions made in the will.
Guay, Marsh and Boivin (2003) stated that repeated verbal assault by the teacher is found to be related to low academic achievement in early adolescence.
He said the charges also included assaulting a member of security forces, illegal assembly, verbal assault and possession of a drug for use.
Traditionally, such incidents of physical and verbal assault increase over the Christmas period with the stresses and strains pushing people to boiling point.
But even just a verbal assault and foul language was very offensive to many conservatives who disparage the whole Rafsanjani clan.
They are accused of ransacking private property, possession of unlicensed weapons, verbal assault and threatening to kill.
ACROSS THE MERSEY FLOW My grandfather and I Know when every Sunday arrives We'll take a ferry ride Across the Mersey flow Though every trip was the same like the others that have past From the Pier Head to Birkenhead and back But something changed that would make the memory last Across the Mersey flow Silence came over every passenger's verbal assault Even the waves stopped their violent jolt Across the Mersey flow As if all respect was shown A woman walked over to the side her duty known Roses scattered across the Mersey she'd thrown Across the Mersey flow We all erupted with applause though the person No-one knew Our lives carried on as our journey continued Across the Mersey flow by Miss N.L.
During their meeting with the Ninewa governor, Athil al-Nujaifi, the protestors have narrated incidents of physical and verbal assault on them by army personnel in the city, the source pointed out.
I must commend the bus driver who, although under a barrage of verbal assault from a very irate owner of the car involved, just quietly went about the business of calming the man down and taking details, photographs, etc.
WORDS OF GLOVE: Ricky Hatton faces a verbal assault from Floyd Mayweather (right)
As punishment for Jade's latest verbal assault on the lead Barbie, Mercedes, both girls are taken to a strange lab and sedated.
The scathing attacks present in these classical manuscripts demonstrate that all-out verbal assault was as skillfully used centuries ago as it is today, if not more so!