upsurge

[ verb uhp-surj; noun uhp-surj ]
/ verb ʌpˈsɜrdʒ; noun ˈʌpˌsɜrdʒ /

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

to surge up; increase; rise: Water upsurged. Crime upsurged.

noun

the act of surging up; a large or rapid increase: an upsurge in sales.

Nearby words

  1. upstart,
  2. upstate,
  3. upstream,
  4. upstretched,
  5. upstroke,
  6. upsweep,
  7. upswell,
  8. upswept,
  9. upswing,
  10. upsy-daisy

Origin of upsurge

First recorded in 1915–20; up- + surge

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British Dictionary definitions for upsurge

upsurge

verb (ʌpˈsɜːdʒ)

(intr) mainly literary to surge up

noun (ˈʌpˌsɜːdʒ)

a rapid rise or swell
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Word Origin and History for upsurge

upsurge

n.

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

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