onrush onrush

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
  2. (n) a forceful forward rush or flow

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Just in case of such an onrush, county offices will be open late and on Saturdays for at least the next two weeks, and maybe longer.
  2. There was no sign of where or how the enemy onrush could be stopped.
  3. Those failed gods, West and East, appear to be as powerful as ever in the onrush of events.

News

  1. Coal Power Plant In Mississippi Flood Path

    WEST ALTON, MO – Residents of communities north of St. Louis fled the onrush of river waters this week, after...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  2. Rivers retreat, give Missouri a break

    Residents of communities north of St. Louis fled the onrush of river waters this week, after two levees breached, but Wednesday brings relief, as rivers continue to retreat, weather forecasters say.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Rivers recede in wake of Missouri levee breaches

    Residents of communities north of St. Louis fled the onrush of river waters this week, after two levees breached, but Wednesday brings relief, as rivers continue to retreat, weather forecasters say.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "As I watch the persistent and successful struggle of the Israelis to maintain a civilisation in the onrush of barbarianism, it awakens optimism in me," Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said in an address celebrating Israel's Independence...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Mirek Topolanek Source: Inter Press Service (subscription)

  2. John Simon in New York Magazine said, "GOLDA'S BALCONY is perfect: the play conveys so many lives, so much history, such an onrush of humanity."
    on Nov 28, 2005 By: John Simon Source: Broadway World

  3. Clark emphasized, "There was a time of unleavened bread in this war; the time when it looked as though we might not have time to rise - time to raise an army and equip it, time to stop the onrush of a Germany that was already risen. But the bread...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Mark Clark Source: Jerusalem Post

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