ADJ

brutal, savage, vicious, violent
common (law)
aggravated (law) , serious
alleged
attempted
indecent, physical, racial, sexual
police

QUANT

series, wave

VERB + ASSAULT

carry out, commit
assaults committed by teenagers
be the victim of, suffer

ASSAULT + VERB

happen, take place

PREP

~ against
Better street lighting has helped reduce the number of assaults against women
~ on/upon

PHRASES

allegations of assault
allegations of police assault on the boy
assault and battery (law)

ADJ

all-out, direct, frontal, full-scale, major, massive
After an all-out assault the village was captured by the enemy
fresh, further
sustained
She used the article to make a sustained assault on her former political allies
successful
air, amphibious, ground
air assaults by fighter planes
military
verbal

QUANT

series

VERB + ASSAULT

carry out, launch (into), lead, make, mount
Enemy troops launched an assault on the town. He launched into a verbal assault on tabloid journalism
come under
The factory came under assault from soldiers in the mountains
withstand
The garrison was built to withstand assaults

ASSAULT + NOUN

course
They took part in a vigorous army assault course
rifle
force

PREP

under ~
Today these values are under assault
~ on
a series of assaults on enemy targets