(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. & n. See attack.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An attack]
Syn. charge, advance, onslaught; see attack 1 .
2. [A physical attack on another person]
Syn. attack, mugging, assault and battery, rape; see crime 2 , rape .
1. [To attack]
Syn. attack, assail, set upon, strike; see attack 1 , 2 .
2. [To rape]
Syn. attack, violate, ravish; see rape .
See Synonym Study at attack .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. physical or verbal attack offense, affront, insult, beating, pounding, pummeling, mugging, molestation, rape, battery, violence.
2. raid siege, blitz, storming, foray, offensive, invasion.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun The act of attacking: aggression, assailment, attack, attempt, offense, offensive, onrush, onset, onslaught, strike. See ATTACK. II verb 1. To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail, attack, beset, fall on (or upon), go at, have at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal: light into, pitch into. See ATTACK. 2. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows: assail, baste, batter, beat, belabor, buffet, drub, hammer, pound, pummel, smash, thrash, thresh. Informal: lambaste. Slang: clobber. Idiom: rain blows on. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 3. To compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act: force, rape, ravish, violate. See SEX.

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