onrush


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on·rush

 (ŏn′rŭsh′, ôn′-)
n.
1. A forward rush or flow.
2. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.

on′rush′ing adj.

onrush

(ˈɒnˌrʌʃ)
n
a forceful forward rush or flow

on•rush

(ˈɒnˌrʌʃ, ˈɔn-)

n.
a strong forward rush, flow, etc.
[1835–45]
on′rush`ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.onrush - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)onrush - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
ground attack - an attack by ground troops
assault - close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
charge - an impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
banzai attack, banzai charge - a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai'
diversionary attack, diversion - an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
penetration, incursion - an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
blitzkrieg, blitz - a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
strike - an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
counterattack, countermove - an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
strafe - an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane; "the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields"
coup de main, surprise attack - an attack without warning
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.onrush - a forceful forward rush or flow; "from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed"; "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"
surge, upsurge, rush, spate - a sudden forceful flow

onrush

noun
Translations

onrush

[ˈɒnrʌʃ] N [of water] → oleada f (fig) → oleada f, avalancha f

onrush

n (of people)Ansturm m; (of water)Schwall m

onrush

[ˈɒnˌrʌʃ] nondata
References in classic literature ?
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep.
As I saw her through the great window, the sunshine flooded the landscape, which, however, was momentarily becoming eclipsed by an onrush of a myriad birds.
At last with a mighty onrush, Robin cleaved a way through the press to the scaffold itself, and not a second too soon; for two men with pikes had leaped upon the cart, and were in the act of thrusting down upon the palmer and Will Stutely.
Almost, when he knew the blow had started and just ere the edge of steel bit the flesh and nerves it seemed that he gazed upon the serene face of the Medusa, Truth--And, simultaneous with the bite of the steel on the onrush of the dark, in a flashing instant of fancy, he saw the vision of his head turning slowly, always turning, in the devil-devil house beside the breadfruit tree.
Given the significant onrush of 'fecundity' and productiveness in the corporate sector, our political leaders must undertake a responsibility pupilage on how exactly some corporate entities in a country are more productive, infrangible and sustainable than the countries where they exist.
How can this continue against the onrush of postal shopping where often the staff involved are on low wages?
Experts said huge onrush of sediments from the upstream Indian regions massively reduced the Brahmaputra or Jamuna and the Padma carrying capacities, heightening their riverbeds and exposing areas along their banks to severe erosion, displacing millions of people in the past few decades.
Sailing to Polillo Island, its hull broke on hitting a metal buoy the crew couldn't contain the onrush of seawater.
Nothing could and did survive the onrush of that wall of water.
But the onrush of nationalism has prompted a circle-the-wagons mentality that actually eases pressures on the regime.
Did they think they could count on our short memories and the onrush of events in our busy lives to drop this subject -still secret, still unexplained - forever?
Homesteads and farmland in vast areas of 18 north and north-eastern districts have been submerged by the onrush of waters from rivers in neighbouring India, Bulbul added.