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onrush

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noun on·rush \-ˌrəsh\

Simple Definition of onrush

  • : a strong, fast movement forward

  • : a sudden development or appearance of something

Full Definition of onrush

  1. 1 :  a rushing forward or onward

  2. 2 :  onset

on·rush·ing play \-ˌrə-shiŋ\ adjective

Examples of onrush

  1. <a sudden onrush of development in an area that was rural until very recently>



1841

First Known Use of onrush

1841


ONRUSH Defined for Kids

onrush

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noun on·rush \ˈȯn-ˌrəsh, ˈän-\

Definition of onrush

  1. :  a strong fast movement forward <We got caught in the onrush of shoppers.>




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