- a strong forward rush, flow, etc.
Origin of onrush
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onset, torrent, flood, charge.
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Examples from the Web for onrush
While he had been speaking, the onrush of the storm had blotted out the moon.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
As she had stooped to pick it up, she had been knocked to her knees by the onrush of the others.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
But his sailors were no match for the onrush of these fiends from Dunkirk.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea
Charles H. L. Johnston
We sprang from rock to rock and evaded the onrush of the foaming waves.The Crack of Doom
It is impossible to estimate the value of the rural church in the onrush of civilization.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
- a forceful forward rush or flow
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