What does the word assault mean?

Usage examples for assault

  1. " Don't assault the only guide, philosopher and friend you've got who has the courage to tell you a few home truths. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  2. He said his company was selected to be of the assault, adding with a fine colour and very cheerful, that here in a packet were letters he had writ to his father and to my Aunt Gainor, and here, too, another- this with a little hesitation- for Miss Darthea. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  3. Having pushed Wilson's troopers well back, the Confederates withdrew once more to the creek, waiting for what might be a second assault. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton