But the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America.
McLelland had been shot multiple times with an assault rifle.
The assault, caught on tape, stunned the country and resulted in riots that brought in the National Guard.
He had escaped, but two of his deputies were killed in the assault.
The Hezbollah official said he was aware of the risks and what an assault on Yabrud may bring to the Bekaa Valley.
Or, since now I was armed, why could I not boldly start an assault?
It was more like abduction complicated with assault and battery.
"To the assault," she cried, and signed to them to throw hurdles into the trenches.
Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges.
By degrees the liking increased, and grew sufficiently strong to resist every assault from his enemies.
late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from Old French asaut, assaut "an attack, an assault, attacking forces" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *adsaltus "attack, assault," from ad "to" (see ad-) + Latin saltus "a leap," from salire "to leap, spring" (see assail). In law by 1580s; historically, assault includes menacing words or actions; battery is an actual blow.
early 15c., from Middle French asauter, assauter, from Vulgar Latin *assaltare (see assault (n.)). Related: Assaulted; assaulting.