upsurge

[verb uhp-surj; noun uhp-surj]
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noun
  1. the act of surging up; a large or rapid increase: an upsurge in sales.

Origin of upsurge

First recorded in 1915–20; up- + surge
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Related Words for upsurge

upturn, recovery, upswing, boom, improvement, advance, rise

Examples from the Web for upsurge

Contemporary Examples of upsurge

  • On Tuesday, Russia called the upsurge in protests “connivance by Western politicians and European structures.”

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    Up to Speed: What’s Going on in Ukraine?

    Nina Strochlic

    February 19, 2014

  • But with the upsurge in settler violence, the assault on Palestinian human rights has taken on a whole new dimension.

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    Stop Settler Violence

    Hussein Ibish

    May 24, 2012

  • In 1992, women voted in record numbers ( an upsurge of 16 million voters).

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    Why Women are Fed Up

    Gloria Feldt

    October 29, 2010

  • The end result just might be an upsurge in anti-American sentiment.

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    Can He Wow the World Again?

    Reihan Salam

    September 23, 2009

Historical Examples of upsurge

  • And now as I have written down tonight's events I feel an upsurge of elation and deep, humble gratitude.

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade


British Dictionary definitions for upsurge

upsurge

verb (ʌpˈsɜːdʒ)
  1. (intr) mainly literary to surge up
noun (ˈʌpˌsɜːdʒ)
  1. a rapid rise or swell
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Word Origin and History for upsurge
n.

1928, from up- + surge (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper