[verb uhp-surj; noun uhp-surj]
- to surge up; increase; rise: Water upsurged. Crime upsurged.
- the act of surging up; a large or rapid increase: an upsurge in sales.
Origin of upsurge
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Examples from the Web for upsurge
On Tuesday, Russia called the upsurge in protests “connivance by Western politicians and European structures.”Up to Speed: What’s Going on in Ukraine?
February 19, 2014
But with the upsurge in settler violence, the assault on Palestinian human rights has taken on a whole new dimension.Stop Settler Violence
May 24, 2012
In 1992, women voted in record numbers ( an upsurge of 16 million voters).Why Women are Fed Up
October 29, 2010
The end result just might be an upsurge in anti-American sentiment.Can He Wow the World Again?
September 23, 2009
And now as I have written down tonight's events I feel an upsurge of elation and deep, humble gratitude.The Brain
- (intr) mainly literary to surge up
- a rapid rise or swell
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Word Origin and History for upsurge
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