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1 surge /ˈsɚʤ/ verb
surges; surged; surging
1 surge
surges; surged; surging
Learner's definition of SURGE
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to move very quickly and suddenly in a particular direction猛冲;涌动
: to suddenly increase to an unusually high level急剧上升;激增

— surging

2 surge /ˈsɚʤ/ noun
plural surges
2 surge
plural surges
Learner's definition of SURGE
: a sudden, large increase激增;猛增
see also upsurge
: a sudden movement of many people(人群的)蜂拥,潮涌
: a large wave of water巨浪;波涛
: a sudden increase in the amount of electricity that is flowing through an electrical circuit(电流)浪涌


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surged; surging

intransitive verb

: to rise and fall actively : toss
a ship surging in heavy seas
: to rise and move in waves or billows : swell
the sea was surging
: to slip around a windlass, capstan, or bitts
used especially of a rope
: to rise suddenly to an excessive or abnormal value
the stock market surged to a record high
: to move with a surge or in surges
felt the blood surging into his face Harry Hervey
she surged past the other runners

transitive verb

: to let go or slacken gradually
surge a rope


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: a swelling, rolling, or sweeping forward like that of a wave or series of waves
a surge of interest
: a large wave or billow : swell
: a series of such swells or billows
: the resulting elevation of water level
: a movement (such as a slipping or slackening) of a rope or cable
: a sudden jerk or strain caused by such a movement
: a transient sudden rise of current or voltage in an electrical circuit


Example Sentences

Verb We all surged toward the door. She surged past the other runners. Thoughts of what could happen were surging through his mind. Housing prices have surged in recent months. Interest in the sport has been surging. Noun The sport is enjoying a surge in popularity. a surge of support for the candidate There was a sudden surge toward the door. There has been a surge of immigrants into the city. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Hurricane winds, surge and rain will be the story in Puerto Rico today and will begin in the eastern Dominican Republic tonight and into Monday, the hurricane center said. Leigh Morgan, al, 18 Sep. 2022 Raheim Sanders and Bryce Stephens had breakaway touchdowns within a three-minute span in the fourth quarter as Arkansas (3-0) overcame a 17-point deficit to surge past the Bears 38-27. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 18 Sep. 2022 Both can cause significant damage from strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 17 Sep. 2022 In 2022, the peak came on Jan. 15 and remained at pre-surge levels until the last week of February. Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 About 26% of its 17 million people live below sea level and the country has spent billions of dollars to build a system of dams, levees and storm surge barriers. Juan A. Lozano, Chron, 10 Sep. 2022 With winter looming and the war in Ukraine ongoing, the U.K. energy regulator Ofgem warned in August that British households’ energy bills will surge 80% in October when a government mandated cap on energy prices expires. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2022 Fresno in the Central Valley figures to surge past its September record of 111. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2022 And President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration request for the state of Mississippi, directing his administration to surge federal assistance to the region, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted late Tuesday. Emily Wagster Pettus And Michael Goldberg, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2022
Such actions are setting the table for a surge of conversions, Liljegren said. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2022 For a surge of moisture, this hydrating serum combines prime ingredients like lotus flower milk and Indian gooseberry — as well as peptides and hyaluronic acid — to create a smooth and glowy surface on your skin. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2022 The campaign by the grassroots Starbucks Workers United is a big part of the reason for the surge in organizing. Chris Isidore, CNN, 5 Sep. 2022 The report also identified the real solution for a price surge: adding more supply. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2022 Health officials are also preparing for a potential surge in cases this fall and winter. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2022 One of the reasons for the surge in mental health issues during the pandemic was the lack of social interaction. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 The National Health Service braced itself for a surge of hospital admissions, and warned that some appointments could be cancelled because of the heat. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 What's clear, however, is that Michiganders ought to be prepared for a surge that might not be fully apparent for a few more weeks. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2022 See More

Word History



earlier, to ride (at anchor) probably in part from Middle French sourgir to cast anchor, land, from Catalan surgir to heave, cast anchor, from Latin surgere to rise, spring up; from sub- up + regere to lead straight; in part from Latin surgere — more at sub-, right

First Known Use


1511, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1


1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of surge was in 1511


1of feeling感情ADJECTIVE | VERB + SURGE | SURGE + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEgreat, huge強烈的衝動sudden突發的衝動initial最初的衝動His initial surge of euphoria was quickly followed by dismay.他最初的一陣興奮很快變為沮喪。fresh, new, renewed新的衝動;再次出現的衝動She felt a fresh surge of anger when he denied lying.他否認撒謊時,她重新感到一陣難以抑制的憤怒。adrenalin一陣激動VERB + SURGEexperience, feel, get, have經歷感情衝動;感到一陣衝動He experienced a sudden surge of excitement.他突然感到一陣興奮。send帶來一陣衝動The mention of her name sent a surge of anger through me.聽到她的名字我就怒火中燒。SURGE + VERBsweep sth, sweep over sb, sweep through sb突發的感情傳遍⋯A great surge of emotion swept through him.一股強烈的激情傳遍了他的全身。PREPOSITIONwith a surge帶着感情的衝動He thought of his old teacher with a surge of affection.他滿懷感情地回憶起昔日的老師。surge of⋯的衝動a sudden surge of adrenalin一陣突如其來的興奮


2movement/increase移動;增加ADJECTIVE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEbig, dramatic, great, huge, massive急劇的增長;激增;飛漲sudden, unexpected突然的/意外的增長temporary臨時增加last-minute, late, overnight, recent最後時刻的激增;後期的激增;一夜之間的激增A last-minute surge in ticket sales saved the show from closure.最後一刻門票銷量的激增使演出免於流產。power, storm, tidal電湧;風暴潮;漲潮The storm surge caused widespread flooding.風暴潮造成大範圍的洪災。PREPOSITIONsurge in⋯的激增a dramatic surge in the demand需求的激增surge of⋯的突然湧動a surge of electricity一陣電湧PHRASESa surge forward猛然向前的湧動Police struggled to control the sudden surge forward by the demonstrators.警察奮力制止突然湧上前來的示威者。
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0_0: Translations of surge
  • # n.
    波: ripple, storm, surge, wave
    波蕩: heave, oscillation, pitching, rolling, surge, tossing
    波瀾: billows, surge, great waves
    波浪: billow, fret, surge, wave
    波濤: billows, fret, surge, great waves
    大浪: billow, surge
    巨浪: billow, mountainous waves, surge
    浪涌: surge
    渦狀形: eddy, gyration, surge, swirl
  • # v.
    波蕩: heave, rock, surge, swagger, swing
    波動: fluctuate, flux, popple, surge, undulate, wave
    放松: ease, loosen, relax, release, slacken, surge
    激蕩: agitate, surge
    噴: besprinkle, flood, flow, gush, pour, surge
    噴射: eject, jet, shoot out, sparge, spout, surge
    澎湃: surge
    掀起: lift, raise, set off, start, surge
    涌: emerge, gush, pour, rise, surge, well
    湧: bubble, bubble up, emerge, gush, pour, surge
    湧動: surge

0_0: Definitions of surge
  • # noun.
    - a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves or tide.
    * flooding caused by tidal surges
  • # verb.
    - (of a crowd or a natural force) move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward.
    * the journalists surged forward

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