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Definition 1: a sudden or abrupt strong increase - [noun denoting act]

Samples where surge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stimulated a surge of speculation
  • an upsurge of emotion
  • an upsurge in violent crime

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

Definition 2: a sudden forceful flow - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of surge ) the sudden spread of dust and debris from a collapsing building

"the destruction of the building produced an enormous debris surge"

(... is a kind of surge ) a forceful forward rush or flow

"from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed" "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"

Definition 3: a large sea wave - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 4: see one's performance improve - [verb of change]

Samples where surge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He levelled the score and then surged ahead

(surge is a kind of ...) get better

"The weather improved toward evening"

(surge belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 5: rise rapidly - [verb of motion]

Samples where surge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dollar soared against the yen

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

(... is a kind of surge ) rise up as if in waves

"smoke billowed up into the sky"

Definition 6: rise and move, as in waves or billows - [verb of motion]

Samples where surge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The army surged forward

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) fill with gas or air

"inflate a balloons"

Definition 7: rise or move forward - [verb of motion]

Samples where surge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • surging waves

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 8: rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave - [verb of motion]

Samples where surge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boats surged

Synonyms for surge in the sense of this definition

(surge is a kind of ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

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