Americans by contrast are assaulted at every turn by ludicrous portions and fatty, sugary processed concoctions.
A woman claims she was assaulted by a Montreal transit clerk for the offense of speaking English in public.
Those victims, who ranged in age from 17 to 43, were assaulted in their homes and cars.
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.