动词过去式:assailed 过去分词:assailed 现在分词:assailing 第三人称单数:assails 名词:assailableness 形容词:assailable
v [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (with sth) (fml 文) attack sb violently or repeatedly 猛击, 痛打, 攻击某人
*assailed with fierce blows to the head 殴打头部
* assail sb with questions, insults, etc 对某人质问, 侮辱等
* assailed by worries, doubts, fears, etc 饱受烦恼, 疑惑, 恐惧等折磨.
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin: asaillir, from Latin assilire, from ad- 'to' + salire 'to jump']
if you are assailed by unpleasant thoughts or feelings, they worry or upset you
Carla was suddenly assailed by doubts.
if a strong smell or loud sound assails you, you suddenly experience it
The smell of rotten meat assailed her nostrils.
to attack someone or something violently
to criticize someone or something severely
assail sb for sth
He was assailed for gross misconduct.