surge - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/sɜː(r)dʒ/
present tense
I/you/we/theysurge
he/she/itsurges
present participlesurging
past tensesurged
past participlesurged
  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
  2. 3

    surge

    or

    surge up

    if a feeling or an emotion surges, you start to feel it very strongly