Coming from the Italian word assalto, the term assault refers
to the act and the result of assaulting: lashing out at
something or someone, breaking into a place, attacking. The concept is used to
name a crime that consists of violently addressing one or more
people to appropriate their property.
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, no one will be
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 for some people to
face and overcome, especially if it is an experience that involves physical violence. This
is not necessarily related to physical strength, to the body frame of the
assailant or the victim, since even the strongest can be seen in such a
situation; The main problem is the helplessness that we come to 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 be humiliated, and
less if the direct consequence is the loss of certain assets that have cost him
a lot of work. The criminals who go after the most vulnerable
to snatch their wallets and bags, as well as those who aim a gun at them to
intimidate them and force themselves to be imposed, are not exactly Robin Hood,
but they attack those who have the least, and They do not pay attention to the
damage they can cause.
Of course, when the assault includes a physical attack,
especially if it involves rape, 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 calmer life
for others; in an ideal world, anyway, there would be no assaults, and then we
could enjoy true freedom.
In the military sphere, it is known as an assault on a movement carried
out by an army to attack the enemy. In the frontal
assault, the armed forces mobilize a large number of elements to carry
out a direct confrontation against the opponent. The air assault is
similar, although it is focused on the use of planes and helicopters to carry
out the offensive.
The notion of assault is also used to refer to various vehicles and weapons
for military use. An assault car, tank car or tank is an
armored and armed vehicle that, thanks to its tracked drive system,
can move on all types of terrain. An assault rifle or assault rifle,
meanwhile, is a firearm that can fire in semi-automatic or fully automatic mode.
In boxing, a fight is divided into rounds
or rounds. The duration and amount of the assaults vary
according to the type of combat. Professional boxers often face off in three
minute rounds. Between each round, there is a time of rest.
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 assault was
used 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's. "