English translation of 'assaillir'
Verb Table transitive verb
1. (= attaquer) to assail ⧫ to attack
assaillir qn de [questions] to bombard sb with
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Example Sentences Including 'assaillir'
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Les fuyards ont profité du relâchement des gardiens, captivés par le match, pour les assaillir.Le Monde (2002)
Les lobbies de l'immobilier comme de l'assurance s'apprêtent à assaillir les parlementaires auxquels revient le dernier mot.Le Monde (2001)
Sinon, la jeunesse n'en finira pas d'assaillir les consulats occidentaux pour fuir la misère.Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
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'assaillir' in Other Languages
British English: barrage VERB
If you are barraged by people or things, you have to deal with a great number of people or things you would rather avoid.
Doctors are complaining about being barraged by drug-company salesmen.
British English: beset VERB
If someone or something is beset by problems or fears, they have many problems or fears which affect them severely.
The country is beset by severe economic problems.
British English: besiege VERB
If you are besieged by people, many people want something from you and continually bother you.
She was besieged by the press and the public.
British English: mob VERB
If you say that someone is being mobbed by a crowd of people, you mean that the people are trying to talk to them or get near them in an enthusiastic or threatening way.
Her car was mobbed by the media.
Translation of assaillir from the Collins French to English Dictionary
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