assault · noun C or U /əˈsɔːlt/Full view
C2 an attack
Dictionary examples:

an assault on a police officer

sexual assault

Learner example:

Rapes, assaults, murders, burglaries, [and] robberies have been so frequent that a lot of technological progress has been made in order to prevent these from happening. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)

assault · verb T /əˈsɔːlt/
C2 to attack someone violently
Dictionary example:

He was assaulted by a minor who cannot be named.

Learner example:

It is said that the boat was coming back to Boston's Port after having assaulted a royal ship and taken all its treasures when it came across this hurr[i]cane, Hurr[i]cane Hugo. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)

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