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Noun
Plural for a physical forward or upward movement, typically sudden or powerful in nature
“The queue was waiting impatiently, and when they saw the doctor, there was a surge forward.”
Noun
Plural for an act, or the state, of streaming or flowing out, especially rapidly
“The ford looks shallow enough and safe for crossing, but that can change in a moment when a surge of water from the spring rains comes downriver.”
Noun
Plural for an outburst or eruption of something
“Even consciously, she could feel her newly found power surge through her veins.”
Noun
Plural for a sudden large increase, typically a temporary one
“The latest surge in house-price inflation has been spurred by the lowest mortgage rates for 40 years.”
Noun
Plural for a rolling or heaving motion, especially of a body of water
“The high surge of the waves was beating against the boat, rising up and throwing the boat against the waves like a nutshell.”
Verb
To move in a specified direction as a mass of people or things
“The police did not relent, which forced the crowd to surge forward down a driveway to force the release of these women.”
Verb
To spurt or discharge, typically from an opening
“Lava continued to surge out of the gorge for the next 45 days.”
Verb
To increase, especially suddenly and powerfully
“He warned that unless supply continued to meet demand, prices would surge once again.”
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To move or roll in waves or billows
“Then, with a bubbling noise, the water would surge around their heads, and they would be lost to sight, all except the light blue streaks left by their side fins.”
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