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verb [intransitive] surge pronunciation in American English /sɜrdʒ/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesurging
past tensesurged
past participlesurged

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  1. 1
    if a crowd of people surges, they all move forward together very quickly

    The crowd surged forward toward the police.

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    1. a.
      to move forward as a large mass very quickly

      The flood water surged down the little street.

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  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 up

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

    Panic surged inside her.

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