onrush

noun on·rush \ ˈȯn-ˌrəsh , ˈän- \

Definition of onrush

1 : a rushing forward or onward
2 : onset

onrushing

play \ˈȯn-ˌrə-shiŋ, ˈän-\ adjective

Examples of onrush in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of onrush

circa 1784


ONRUSH Defined for English Language Learners

onrush

noun

Definition of onrush for English Language Learners

  • : a strong, fast movement forward

  • : a sudden development or appearance of something


ONRUSH Defined for Kids

onrush

noun on·rush \ ˈȯn-ˌrəsh , ˈän- \

Definition of onrush for Students

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


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