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Noun onrush has 2 senses
  1. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
    --1 is a kind of operation, military operation
    --1 has parts: assault
    --1 has particulars:
     ground attack; charge; banzai attack, banzai charge; diversion, diversionary attack; penetration, incursion; blitz; strike; counterattack, countermove; bombing, bombardment; fire, firing; strafe; surprise attack, coup de main
  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 onsrush of her thoughts"
    --2 is a kind of
    rush, spate, surge, upsurge
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