onslaught Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"onslaught" in British English

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onslaughtnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒn.slɔːt/  us   /ˈɑːn.slɑːt/
a very ​powerfulattack: It is ​unlikely that his ​forces could ​withstand an ​enemy onslaught for very ​long. Scotland's onslaught onWales in the second ​half of the ​matchearned 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 ​forcefulattack: fig. With the ​niceweather, the ​beachtowns are ​expecting an onslaught of tourists.
(Definition of onslaught from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “onslaught”
in Spanish ataque, asalto, embestida…
in Vietnamese sự tấn công dữ dội…
in Malaysian serangan hebat…
in Thai การโจมตี…
in French assaut…
in German heftiger Angriff…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛攻, 攻击, 袭击…
in Turkish şiddetli saldırı, müthiş taarruz, hücum…
in Russian нападение, удар…
in Indonesian serangan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛攻, 攻擊, 襲擊…
in Polish atak…
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