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1. onrush

noun. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons).

Synonyms

  • fire
  • banzai charge
  • penetration
  • attack
  • ground attack
  • coup de main
  • blitzkrieg
  • diversion
  • onslaught
  • bombing
  • diversionary attack
  • firing
  • counterattack
  • operation
  • countermove
  • military operation
  • incursion
  • onset
  • strike
  • bombardment
  • strafe
  • charge
  • banzai attack
  • assault
  • surprise attack

Antonyms

  • bore
  • hire
  • inability
  • praise

Etymology

  • on- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rush (English)
  • rusch (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. onrush

noun. a forceful forward rush or flow.

Synonyms

  • surge
  • upsurge
  • spate

Antonyms

  • end
  • finish
  • evolution
  • make peace

Etymology

  • on- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rush (English)
  • rusch (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with onrush


1. Noun, singular or mass
The onrush of water from the spring itself is plainly visible, and the lake has some fish life including bluegill and catfish.

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