surge

[ surj ]
/ sɜrdʒ /
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noun

verb (used without object), surged, surg·ing.

verb (used with object), surged, surg·ing.

to cause to surge or roll in or as in waves.
Nautical. to slacken (a rope).

Nearby words

  1. surfperch,
  2. surfriding,
  3. surfy,
  4. surg.,
  5. surg. gen.,
  6. surge chamber,
  7. surge protector,
  8. surge tank,
  9. surge tide,
  10. surgent

Origin of surge

1480–90; perhaps < Latin surgere to spring up, arise, stand up

Related formsun·surg·ing, adjective

Can be confusedserge surge

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British Dictionary definitions for surging

surge

/ (sɜːdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived Formssurgeless, adjectivesurger, noun

Word Origin for surge

C15: from Latin surgere to rise, from sub- up + regere to lead

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Word Origin and History for surging
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Science definitions for surging

surge

[ sûrj ]

A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
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