Definition of "surge" [surge]

  • (verb-intransitive) To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
  • (verb-intransitive) To roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat.
  • (verb-intransitive) To move like advancing waves: The fans surged forward to see the movie star.
  • (verb-intransitive) To increase suddenly: As favorable reviews came out, interest in the software surged.
  • (verb-intransitive) To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.

Use "surge" in a sentence

  • "UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE ANCHOR: I hate to use the term surge, but did you see a surge in people after you ..."
  • "GATES: The term surge has been used in relation to increasing U.S. troop levels, and an increase certainly will take place."
  • "The term surge has been used in relation to increasing U.S. troop levels and an increase certainly will take place."

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