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intr.v. up·surged, up·surg·ing, up·surg·es
To surge up.
A rapid or abrupt rise: an upsurge in violent crime.
(intr) chiefly literary to surge up
a rapid rise or swell
up•surge(v. ʌpˈsɜrdʒ; n. ˈʌpˌsɜrdʒ)
v. -surged, -surg•ing,
1. to surge up; increase; rise.n.
2. the act of surging up; a large or rapid increase.
Past participle: upsurged
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|Noun||1.||upsurge - a sudden forceful flow |
debris storm, debris surge - the sudden spread of dust and debris from a collapsing building; "the destruction of the building produced an enormous debris surge"
onrush - a forceful forward rush or flow; "from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed"; "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"
|2.||upsurge - a sudden or abrupt strong increase; "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"|