- 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
Our concern, beyond the sheer numbers, will be the ability of our partner agencies to handle that surge.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
County officials say they’re stockpiling masks and gowns, concerned that the nationwide surge in cases will again disrupt supply chains, as happened this spring.Maryland and Virginia nursing homes battle explosive covid-19 outbreaks — again|Rebecca Tan, Rachel Chason|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The investigation unfolded this week as Virginia and much of the nation are seeing record surges in coronavirus cases, while hospitals are preparing for influxes of patients.After Virginia faulted a Christian day care for lack of masks, pastor told parents covid was a ‘hoax’|Meagan Flynn, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Michelle Boorstein|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It has been transformed into an emergency field hospital in preparation for a surge in coronavirus cases.What will Inauguration Day look like amid a pandemic?|Emily Davies, Justin Jouvenal|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The cold weather surge in cases has America setting records for infections daily, and the death toll passed a quarter million people this week.The pandemic isn’t ending anytime soon. And our bodies are feeling the stress.|Petula Dvorak|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
How many of these surging thousands are solid, and how many of these assumptions are tricks of the light?
Can you feel the power surging through your body, and the ladies just begging to be on your guest list?How The NRA Will Get You the Sexy Girl and Give You Your Schwerve Back|Cliff Schecter|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether it was surging steroid use, or the way AstroTurf could wreck ACL joints, there was always something to fix.Super Bowl XLVIII Is Set to Be the Most Violent One Yet|Evin Demirel|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even then she had to climb on to its roof with dozens of children, nieces and nephews to escape the surging flood.Typhoon Haiyan: The Philippine Village that Lost Its Men|The Telegraph|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bill Nye chats with Kevin Fallon about his new projects and surging fame.Bill Nye on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Fabulous Things & Being Popular|Kevin Fallon|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
General Hughes was at the head of the police, but the surging mob pressed forward and cut the hose five times.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In retirement and disgrace at Monaco, he saw with dismay the armies of the Allies surging up to the French frontier.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He remembered suddenly that he was still a young man, with a young man's ardor surging strong in him.The Man from Time|Frank Belknap Long
A mob of countless thousands were surging to and fro through all the neighboring streets.
Her mind is guiding the surging billows of the Revolution, and influencing the decisions of the proudest thrones of Europe.