violent attack, especially a sudden one
make an assault on
"The mugger assaulted the woman"
"Nightmares assailed him regularly"
"The woman was raped on her way home at night"
"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
The imperial armies disintegrated quickly under direct assault.
出自： F. Fitzgerald
The pastry resisted the most determined assaults without showing any sign of fracture.
But the Iewes which beleeued not..gathered a company, and..assaulted the house of Iason.
出自：Bible (AV): Acts
George suggested walking back to Henley and assaulting a policeman, and so getting a night's lodging in the station-house.
出自： J. K. Jerome