upsurge

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

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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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