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surge

surge

 
 
pronunciation:
suhrj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong, forceful forward motion, like that of a wave; rush.
The storm caused a sudden surge of flood water.
synonyms:
gush, rush
similar words:
billow, pulse, wave
definition 2: an increase, swelling, or rush of something.
Hearing this, she experienced a surge of emotion.
synonyms:
swell, upsurge, wave
similar words:
flush, roll
definition 3: a sudden increase or rush of electric current.
The device will protect your computer against surges.
similar words:
transient
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: surged, surges, surging
definition 1: to move or swell in or like a wave; billow.
The troops surged over the hill.
synonyms:
billow
similar words:
roll, rush, stream, swell
definition 2: to rise rapidly or suddenly.
Prices surged after news of the crop failure.The number of geese in this region has surged in recent years.
synonyms:
well
similar words:
erupt, gush, jump, rise, swell
definition 3: of electric current, to suddenly increase.
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