Onrush On"rush`, n. A rushing onward. [1913 Webster]

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  • onrush — index onset (assault) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • onrush — [n] rush attack, avalanche, blitz, charge, dash, deluge, flood, flow, flux, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, onslaught, push, race, scramble, stampede, storm, stream, surge, swiftness; concepts 145,748,818 …   New thesaurus

  • onrush — ► NOUN ▪ a surging rush forward. DERIVATIVES onrushing adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • onrush — [än′rush΄] n. a headlong dash forward; strong onward rush onrushing adj …   English World dictionary

  • onrush — [[t]ɒ̱nrʌʃ[/t]] N SING: usu N of n The onrush of something is its sudden development, which happens so quickly and forcefully that you are unable to control it. The onrush of tears took me by surprise... She was screwing up her eyes against the… …   English dictionary

  • onrush — on|rush [ˈɔnrʌʃ US ˈa:n , ˈo:n ] n [singular] a strong fast movement forward, or the sudden development of something onrush of ▪ the first onrush of the epidemic >onrushing adj ▪ the onrushing tide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • onrush — noun (singular) a strong fast movement forward (+ of): the second onrush of demonstrators onrushing adjective: the onrushing tide …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • onrush — /ˈɒnrʌʃ/ (say onrush) noun a strong forward rush, flow, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • onrush — noun Date: 1841 1. a rushing forward or onward 2. onset • onrushing adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • onrush — onrushing, adj. /on rush , awn /, n. a strong forward rush, flow, etc. [1835 45; ON + RUSH1, after the v. phrase rush on] Syn. onset, torrent, flood, charge. * * * …   Universalium

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