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- 1. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush, operation, military operation
- usage: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
- 2. onrush, rush, spate, surge, upsurge
- usage: 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"
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See also: onrush (Dictionary)