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molest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmolestmo‧lest /məˈlest/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SYSEX/HAVE SEX WITHto attack or harm someone, especially a child, by touching them in a sexual way or by trying to have sex with them syn abuse 🔊 men who molest young boys2 old-fashionedATTACK to attack and physically harm someone 🔊 a dog that was molesting sheepmolester noun [countable]molestation /ˌməʊleˈsteɪʃən $ ˌmoʊ-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 sexual molestation child molester→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
molestAn autopsy revealed she had been sexually molested.Dietz told jurors it was up to them to decide whether Erik was molested.When discovered, the youths often said they were molested.Pinochi said the investigation began in June when a woman, now about 29, claimed she was molested as a child.Her father had molested her and her sisters when they were children.In this case, the husband had raped his wife following an undertaking to the court not to molest her.And she had been ... yes, she had been: she had been molested, if only on the surface.So Argos remained quiescent, and did not, for example, molest Mykenai and Tiryns, which took part in the war.The boy told officers he had been molested several times.
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Verb table
molest
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymolest
he, she, itmolests
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymolested
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave molested
he, she, ithas molested
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad molested
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill molest
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have molested
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam molesting
he, she, itis molesting
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you, we, theyare molesting
Past
I, he, she, itwas molesting
you, we, theywere molesting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been molesting
he, she, ithas been molesting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been molesting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be molesting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been molesting
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