- 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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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
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.
And as each conference has surged, there has been a different effect on the economy.Want a Super Bowl Boost for the Economy? Root for Seattle.|Mark Lieberman|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the superhuman strength of the last gasp I surged under my tormentor—and he noticed me.Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
As things had surged over him, he had had too much to think over.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
The hallucination of the great love scene was still in her eyes; it still, he could see, surged in her blood.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
The centre had surged forward, the wings had hung back, and it had become slightly convex.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
Nevertheless, the pity of it all, the seeming heartlessness, surged in on Whittenden.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray