TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. on + slaught "blow" (somehow from or on analogy of Dutch slach "blow", but the spelling influenced by obsolete English slaught "slaughter").
- onslaught (n.)
- 1620s, anslaight, somehow from or on analogy of Dutch aanslag "attack," from Middle Dutch aenslach, from aen "on" (see on) + slach "blow," related to slaen "slay." Spelling influenced by obsolete (since c. 1400) English slaught (n.) "slaughter," from Old English sleaht (see slaughter (n.)). No record of its use in 18c.; apparently revived by Scott.
- 1. The onslaught of orders should keep aircraft manufacturers busy for some time.
- 2. the enemy onslaught on our military forces
- 3. The city resisted the enemy onslaught for two weeks.
- 4. The clash of our onslaught hurtled across the field.
- 5. Our army tried to withstand the enemy onslaught.
[ onslaught 造句 ]