Definition of 'assail'
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Few such doubts assailed the other winners on the card. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is Pip who looks assailed by doubts. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)Europeans weren't much assailed by self-doubt in their encounters with foreign civilisations. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Doubt assailed me as I walked. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. assail is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'assail'
British English: assail VERB
If someone assails you, they criticize you strongly.
Protesters assailed the proposed fare increase.
Definition of assail from the Collins English Dictionary
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