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    1. to attack vigorously or violently; assault
    2. to attack with arguments, criticism, ridicule, abuse, etc.: to assail one's opponent with slander
    3. to undertake with the purpose of mastering: He assailed his studies with new determination.
  • ~ sb: (fml) attack sb violently or repeatedly [Barron]

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