n ~ (on sb/sth) fierce attack 猛攻
*They survived an onslaught by tribesmen. 他们承受住了部落人发起的一次猛攻.
* (fig 比喻) an onslaught on government housing policies 对政府住房政策的猛烈抨击.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: Dutch;Origin: aanslag 'act of striking'; influenced by slaught 'slaughter' (13-17 centuries)]
a large violent attack by an army
In December they launched a full-scale onslaught on the capital.
strong criticism of someone
his public onslaught on the Conservatives
under the onslaught of sth
He praised his wife for her dignity under the onslaught of the tabloid press.
the onslaught of sth
the effect of something that is unpleasant and could cause damage
plants that will survive the onslaught of winter
1. We suffered many casualties during the unexpected onslaught of the enemy. 在敌人突然袭击中, 我军伤亡惨重。