[on-ruhsh, awn-]
a strong forward rush, flow, etc.

1835–45; on + rush1, after the verb phrase rush on

onrushing, adjective

onset, torrent, flood, charge.
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onrush (ˈɒnˌrʌʃ)
a forceful forward rush or flow

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Example sentences
The onrush of water from the spring itself is plainly visible, and the lake has
  some fish life including bluegill and catfish.
His quotations and pictures and clips and drawings and paintings give density
  and meaning to the blind onrush that life can be.
People no longer defend the solid, private domain that is one's own from the
  onrush of images and sensation.
Yet for many contemplating the onrush of the life sciences and biotechnology,
  they have limited persuasiveness.
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