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onslaught

on·slaught

onslaught

 
pronunciation:
an slawt
part of speech: noun
definition: a forceful, often sudden, offensive maneuver; attack.
Hundreds of soldiers were killed or wounded in the enemy's onslaught.
synonyms:
attack, charge, offensive, onset
similar words:
assault, incursion, invasion, raid, rush, sally, storming