1. (n.) The act of leaping on; onset; attack.

2. (v. t.) Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity.

3. (v. t.) To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.

4. (v. t.) To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.

5. (v. i.) To leap or jump.

6. (v. i.) To behave with insolence; to exult.

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