Definition of onslaught
- the tremendous onslaught across the Rhine
- —Sir Winston Churchill
- an onslaught of technological changes
- Employers are expecting an onslaught of recent college graduates.
an onslaught by the enemy
the massive onslaught of enemy troops caught the country by surprise
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: a violent attack
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