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Definition 1: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where onrush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the attack began at dawn

Synonyms for onrush in the sense of this definition

(onrush is a kind of ...) activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

"it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack without warning

(... is a kind of onrush ) 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"

(... is a kind of onrush ) 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"

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack by dropping bombs

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective

"the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"

(... is a kind of onrush ) a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack

(... is a kind of onrush ) a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of `banzai'

(... is a kind of onrush ) an impetuous rush toward someone or something

"the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary" "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

(... is a kind of onrush ) an attack by ground troops

(onrush is a part of ...) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

(onrush belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 2: a forceful forward rush or flow - [noun denoting event]

Samples where onrush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(onrush is a kind of ...) a sudden forceful flow

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