Coming from the Italian word assault, the term assault refers to act and the result of assaulting : lash out at something or someone, break into a place, attack. The concept is used to name a crime which consists of approaching one or more people in a violent way to appropriate their assets.
For example: "The deputy's son was injured in an assault", “Put your hands up, this is an assault! If they do what I tell them, nobody will get hurt ”, "It is the fourth time in two months that we suffered an assault in this place".
Suffering an assault on public roads can be very difficult to face and overcome for some people, especially if it is an experience that leads to violence physical. This is not necessarily related to physical strength, to the body context of the assailant or the victim, since even the most burly can be seen in such a situation; The main problem is the helplessness we feel when a stranger surprises us and forces us to hand over our belongings.
No living being likes to be forced to do something, to humiliate him, let alone if the direct consequence is the loss of certain goods that have taken a lot of work to get. The criminals who are dedicated to persecuting the most vulnerable to snatch their wallets and bags, as well as those who point them with a gun to intimidate them and force themselves are not precisely Robin Hood, but attack those who have less, and do not repair in the damage they can cause them.
Of course, when the assault includes a attack physical, especially if it involves a violation, everything becomes considerably worse. The psychological scars of such an experience can ruin a person's life, and that is why it is so important to follow all safety instructions when traveling on public roads. Countries like England, have a large part of its streets full of surveillance cameras, a measure that bothers some but guarantees a quieter life to others; in an ideal world, anyway, there would be no assaults, and then we could enjoy true freedom.
In the military field, it is known as assault on a movement who performs a army To attack the enemy. At frontal assault , the armed forces mobilize a high amount of elements to carry out a direct confrontation against the opponent. He air assault It is similar, although it is focused on the use of airplanes and helicopters to carry out the offensive.
The notion of assault is also used to refer to various vehicles and weapons for military use. A assault car , combat car or tank is an armored and armed vehicle that, thanks to its system Tracked with caterpillars, it can move through all types of terrain. A assault rifle or Assault rifle , on the other hand, is a firearm that can fire in semi-automatic or fully automatic mode.
At boxing , a combat is divided into assaults or rounds . The duration and amount of the assaults vary according to the type of combat. Professional boxers usually face each other in three-minute rounds. Between each assault, there is a rest time.
As is often the case with certain words, in some regions they acquire meanings that have little to do with what the dictionary expresses officially. In Argentina, for example, a few decades ago the term was used assault as a synonym for party or dance, especially if it was an informal meeting that was organized in the house of one of the participants. In this way, it was possible to say "On Friday there is an assault on Cintia".