Meaning of “onslaught” in the English Dictionary

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"onslaught" in British English

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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)

"onslaught" in American English

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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)