verb (used with object)
Origin of assault
Can be confusedassault battery
Examples from the Web for assaulted
That started to erode after the two officers were assaulted last week.
Two police officers had been assaulted in New York less than a week before the sitdown.
Brown began dating aspiring model Tran in 2011, two years after he assaulted and hospitalized Rihanna.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His work also provides a graphic account of injured females who were assaulted by marauding “gangs” of Adélie males.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That a gang who threatened and assaulted four joggers, among others, had nothing to do with a fifth?
He assaulted Lee's works, north of the James—but it was south of the Appomattox that he was looking.Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins|John Esten Cooke
He has not insulted or assaulted your ignoble master; and, in United States dialect, you 'have taken the wrong pig by the ear.'Asiatic Breezes|Oliver Optic
Together they assaulted Quebec on the morning of December 31.Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777|Samuel Adams Drake
If we fail to conquer smaller difficulties, what will become of us when assaulted by greater?
During that time Calignao assaulted the convent several times, but could effect nothing, because of the vigilance of Father Rois.
British Dictionary definitions for assaulted
- the culmination of a military attack, in which fighting takes place at close quarters
- (as modifier)assault troops