Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun onrush

2 senses of onrush

Sense 1
attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 2
onrush -- (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")
       => rush, spate, surge, upsurge -- (a sudden forceful flow)

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