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verb [intransitive] surge pronunciation in British English /sɜː(r)dʒ/
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he/she/itsurges
present participlesurging
past tensesurged
past participlesurged
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  1. 1
    if a crowd of people surges, they all move forwards together very quickly
    The crowd surged forward towards the police.
    1. a.
      to move forwards as a large mass very quickly
      The flood water surged down the little street.
  2. 2
    to increase a lot very quickly
    The value of exports surged last year, recording an all-time high.
    Violence has surged in the Middle East.
  3. 3

    surge

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    surge up

    if a feeling or an emotion surges, you start to feel it very strongly
    Panic surged inside her.

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