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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And how he smiled into the onrush.
▪ But the onrush had only begun.
▪ How will Cairo cope with this onrush of humanity?
▪ Nothing was important but to give in again to the onrush of his mouth.
▪ One of the colliding plates crumples upwards and then grinds down, sliding beneath the onrush of the other.
▪ They caught it in their onrush.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Onrush \On"rush`\, n. A rushing onward.


n. 1 A forceful rush or flow forward 2 An aggressive assault

  1. n. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn" [syn: attack, onslaught, onset]

  2. 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 onsrush of her thoughts"

Usage examples of "onrush".

When Rud drew her close for the bridal kiss, she stiffened, her eyes growing wide, clearing with the sudden onrush of fear.

Army, Honest John, Hound Dog, Wowser notwithstanding, psychological warfare and nerve gas notwithstanding, falls back at onrush of puppet people.

In the onrush and annealment of his pain he leans toward pretty bonsai and a multicolored field of flowers, flowers to loop and strangle, their fuses clambering toward her throat and into her thighs, the stink refracted, the secret folding and unfolding of petals and of lips.

A born horsewoman, she had watched with breathless admiration the onrush of the loose-rein riders--the graceful swaying of their bodies, and the flapping of soft hat brims, as their horses approached with a thunder of pounding hoofs.

Grenoble but at the Chateau de Vizille, which also belonged to the merchant Claude Perier, Grenoble was seized with a great onrush of patriotic emotion.

And she wanted the young man to go away and begin fulfilling the destiny that would produce antientropic energy by hastening the onrush of the Infinite Dark Mass.

His fingertips detect the first onrush of preorgasmic sweatiness emerging from the pores of her upper back.

Trust in our own dreams of ambition, or in our country's expansive destinies, and faith in the providence of God, all have their source in that onrush of our sanguine impulses, and in that sense of the exceedingness of the possible over the real.

Two, however, had fallen over to one side, presumably because the undercarriages distant from the onrush of water had collapsed.

And with their planet’s electronics reduced to trash, its spaceships smashed, its SD platforms vaporized, and its astroengineering stations in ruins, there was absolutely nothing Nyvan’s population could do to prevent the onrush.