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onslaughtnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒn.slɔːt/ us   /ˈɑːn.slɑːt/
a very powerful attack: It is unlikely that his forces could withstand an enemy onslaught for very long. Scotland's onslaught on Wales in the second half of the match earned them a 4–1 victory.
(Definition of onslaught from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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onslaughtnoun [C]

us   /ˈɔn·slɔt, ˈɑn-/
a violent and forceful attack: fig. With the nice weather, the beach towns are expecting an onslaught of tourists.
(Definition of onslaught from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “onslaught”
in Vietnamese sự tấn công dữ dội…
in Spanish arremetida, agresión, ataque…
in Malaysian serangan hebat…
in Thai การโจมตี…
in French assaut…
in German heftiger Angriff…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛攻, 攻擊, 襲擊…
in Russian нападение, удар…
in Turkish şiddetli saldırı, müthiş taarruz, hücum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛攻, 攻击, 袭击…
in Indonesian serangan…
in Polish atak…
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