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assail / acometer
assail   [əˈseɪl]   -transitive verb   formal usage
1. (=attack)   (literally)   acometer,   atacar   (figurative)   atacar
·he was assailed by critics
·le atacaron los críticos
·a sound assailed my ear
·un ruido penetró (en) mis oídos
2. (=bombard)
·to assail somebody with questions
·asaltar or bombardear a somebody, someone a preguntas,   freír a somebody, someone a preguntas *
·they assailed her with questions
·la asaltaron or bombardearon a preguntas,   la frieron a preguntas *
·he was assailed by doubts
·doubts assailed him
·le asaltaban las dudas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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