Assault

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Assault

Unwanted and/or violent physical contact with another person. Assault is a crime and a tort in most jurisdictions, though specific definitions differ from place to place.
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I think the council should stop this verbal assault on our ears.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON has launched his most blistering verbal assault on Arsene Wenger yet.
Almost to a man, most crumpled into tears at least once following a verbal assault.
An unexpected host of the evangelists' past and present political allies took issue with the untimely verbal assault.
Lou Savarese and referee John Coyle took the full blast as Tyson went berserk in Glasgow last Saturday and then followed up with a vicious verbal assault on Lennox Lewis.
Ali Hussein Hazer, of Woodbridge Court, Rugby, was later charged with verbal assault and released on conditional bail not to enter Rugby town centre between 10pm and 7am every day.
The Stoke skipper was shocked to be picked out by the Arsenal boss in his stunning recent verbal assault on the Potters.
Staffordshire Ambulance Service Board revealed there were 11 cases of physical assault and 11 cases of verbal assault in the last 10 months.
Martin Pilkington, head of legal services at the union, said of 55 cases of physical and verbal assault that the ATL dealt with in 2003, just 15 -less than one third -were reported to police by schools.
The verbal assault came as Republican Sinn Fein opened its first ever office in Northern Ireland, in the heart of Adam's west Belfast powerbase.
If the ATP tour is in Los Angeles, it must be time for Andre Agassi to launch a verbal assault on the U.
Yorke was unruffled by The Doc's verbal assault and told the Mercury: "Tommy is entitled to his opinion.