Assault -

Threat to inflict injury with an apparent ability to do so. Also, any intentional display of force that would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm.

Source: U.S. Courts

An unlawful attack by one person upon another.

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook

When someone tries or threatens to hurt you. Can include violence, but is not battery. (See battery .)

Source: California Courts.