- a widespread change in atmospheric pressure that is in addition to cyclonic and normal diurnal changes.
- storm surge.
- a sudden rush or burst of current or voltage.
- a violent oscillatory disturbance.
- an uneven flow and strong momentum given to a fluid, as water in a tank, resulting in a rapid, temporary rise in pressure.
- pulsating unevenness of motion in an engine or gas turbine.
verb (used without object), surged, surg·ing.
- to increase suddenly, as current or voltage.
- to oscillate violently.
- to slack off or loosen a rope or cable around a capstan or windlass.
- to slip back, as a rope.
verb (used with object), surged, surg·ing.
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Origin of surge
OTHER WORDS FROM surgeun·surg·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH surgeserge, surge
Example sentences from the Web for surge
For now, Tenev has considerable runway to prove himself thanks to Robinhood’s fat balance sheet and a surge in stock trading.
The spike in cases in Virginia, Maryland and the District since August has not yet been followed by a notable surge in deaths.Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again|Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Online video-game company Roblox filed for an initial public offering, aiming to capitalize on a pandemic-fueled sales surge and the growing popularity of its platform.Roblox files for IPO as pandemic drives video game growth|Verne Kopytoff|November 20, 2020|Fortune
When the merchandise is promoted in those ad spots, Romaine said there is a surge in sales.Bleacher Report is drafting a commerce strategy that’s growth plan hinges on fan fervor for exclusive merchandise|Kayleigh Barber|November 19, 2020|Digiday
“We are hearing that this is a response to more people having symptoms, media and data reports on the fall surge,” Jones said in an email.As holidays approach, wait times rise for coronavirus tests amid record spike in cases|Meagan Flynn, Michael Brice-Saddler, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
Hordes of celebrants, swept by rain, surged over the five-year-old Brooklyn Bridge.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has surged in the past few weeks, delivering more money, supplies, and doctors.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It?|Abby Haglage|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Check the dining hall,” a young woman exclaimed, waving to her left, and a dozen persons surged in that direction.
Tonalist, with his fresh legs, surged past Commissioner to take the race by a nose.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After|Michael Fensom|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Independents have surged from 15 percent to over 20 percent.
The white masked crowd surged around the group, in the midst of which stood Aristide transfigured.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Then, as the atmosphere of the room surged back, tense with vitality, her mind leapt forward in welcome.Uncanny Tales|Various
Men surged forward to close in and blot out the glow from the killer's fingers.
Just as she did so the boat surged up again,—so close that it required but a short step to get into her.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
His passion for her surged up, aroused by pity for her plight, and awakened in him a sense of his brutality.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini