(1) A sudden or abrupt strong increase
"Stimulated a surge of speculation"
"An upsurge of emotion"
"An upsurge in violent crime"
(2) A large sea wave
(3) A sudden forceful flow
(4) See one's performance improve
"He levelled the score and then surged ahead"
(5) Rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
"The boats surged"
(6) Rise or move forward
(7) Rise rapidly
"The dollar soared against the yen"
(8) Rise and move, as in waves or billows
"The army surged forward"
< < possibly from French surgir < Old French < Old Catalan surgir < , contr. of , < + ; see regent.
- The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).
- A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.
- He felt a surge of excitement.
- A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.
- A power surge
- The maximum amplitude of a vehicles' forward/backward oscillation
- To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.
- Toaster sales surged last year.
- To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.
- A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up.
- To slack off a line.