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So what can you do to quell this overwhelming surge of emotion? Times, Sunday Times (2010)She was spotted and the crowd surged forward. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Today brings a positive surge of energy over your recent lacklustre love life. The Sun (2015)How do you explain this sudden surge of deals? Times, Sunday Times (2010)She woke to find her feet still tied as she battled surging currents. The Sun (2012)Much of the surge in inflation is imported with rocketing food and fuel costs. The Sun (2008)Zidane may also have experienced a surge in the speed of his neurological activity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The surge of interest follows a change in the law governing who may offer legal advice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crowd outside the chapel surges forward. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)But it is the surge of instantaneous power that really surprises. The Sun (2013)She was part of a crowd surging towards the officer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It engaged with the dynamic ferocity it brings to its surging open play. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But why the sudden surge in activity? Times, Sunday Times (2013)You will feel a surge of energy and determination that gets life moving in an exciting new direction. The Sun (2010)The danger comes when a bolt strikes the ground and sends a surge of electric current through the wet soil. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Suddenly the rioters surged towards me. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You feel a surge of self-belief and are ready to say yes to challenges. The Sun (2007)And she sings them with surging, almost primordial energy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)First it was surging inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Profits at Hunting surged 70 per cent last year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A saloon car had suddenly surged past mine, and then pulled up, forcing me to stop. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: surge /sɜːdʒ/ NOUN
A surge is a sudden large increase in something that has previously been steady, or has only increased or developed slowly.
Specialists see various reasons for the recent surge in inflation.
- American English: surge
- Arabic: اِنْدِفَاع
- Brazilian Portuguese: aumento repentino
- Chinese: 涌流
- Croatian: iznenadan porast
- Czech: prudký vzestup
- Danish: bølge
- Dutch: snelle groei
- European Spanish: subida de tensión
- Finnish: äkillinen nousu
- French: déferlement
- German: Anschwellen
- Greek: αύξηση
- Italian: aumento
- Japanese: 高まり
- Korean: 격동
- Norwegian: plutselig økning
- Polish: spiętrzona fala
- European Portuguese: aumento repentino
- Romanian: creștere bruscă
- Russian: большая волна
- Spanish: subida de tensión
- Swedish: tillströmning
- Thai: การเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างรวดเร็ว
- Turkish: ani yükselme
- Ukrainian: швидке зростання
- Vietnamese: sự tăng lên đột ngột
British English: surge VERB
If something surges, it increases suddenly and greatly, after being steady or developing only slowly.
The party's electoral support surged from just under 10 per cent to nearly 17 per cent.
Definition of surge from the Collins English Dictionary
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