Definition of under assault
- The city is under assault from enemy troops.
- Their personal freedoms are (coming) under assault by the government.
- He came under assault for his unusual beliefs.
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side
: facing or protruding downward
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: a violent physical or verbal attack
: a military attack usually involving direct combat with enemy forces
: a concerted effort (as to reach a goal or defeat an adversary)
: to make an assault on : to attack violently
: to make an assault
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