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surge

 (sûrj)
v. surged, surg·ing, surg·es
v.intr.
1. To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
2. To roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat.
3. To move like advancing waves: The fans surged forward to see the movie star.
4. To increase suddenly: As favorable reviews came out, interest in the software surged.
5. To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
6. Nautical To slip around a windlass. Used of a rope.
v.tr.
1. To make a dramatic increase in: "Since the attacks in Paris, we've surged intelligence-sharing with our European allies" (Barack Obama).
2. Nautical To loosen or slacken (a cable) suddenly.
n.
1. A powerful wave or swell of water.
2.
a. A sudden rushing motion like that of a great wave: The surge of the herd forced some animals into the river.
b. The forward and backward motion of a ship subjected to wave action.
3.
a. A sudden onrush or increase: a surge of joy; a surge in prices.
b. A period of intense effort that improves a competitor's standing, as in a race.
c. A sudden, transient increase or oscillation in electric current or voltage.
d. Astronomy A brief increase in the intensity of solar activity such as X-ray emission, solar wind, solar flares, and prominences.
4. Nautical
a. The part of a windlass into which the cable surges.
b. A temporary release or slackening of a cable.

[Probably French sourdre, sourge- (from Old French) and French surgir, to rise (from Old French, to cast anchor, from Old Catalan), both from Latin surgere, to rise : sub-, from below; see sub- + regere, to lead straight; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.surging - characterized by great swelling waves or surgessurging - characterized by great swelling waves or surges; "billowy storm clouds"; "the restless billowing sea"; "surging waves"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"
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Translations

surging

adj water, corn, crowdwogend; price, power, demand, exports, importsrasch ansteigend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

surging

[ˈsɜːdʒɪŋ] adj (crowd, waves) → impetuoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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After something of a break since the demise of their former record label in 2003 they're back with an album that's surgingly melodic at times to the point of anthemic but that's what can happen when you get a piano involved which they do here several times.
From the surgingly intense first movement to the massively intense climax of the finale, this piece remained wholly approachable throughout and could - hopefully, will - benefit from another performance in the near future.
It does feature one surgingly ardent melody which Mahler described as his "Alma-theme", but it ends with the extinguishing of the composer-hero.