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Definition of surge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surge
    he / she / it surges
    past simple surged
    -ing form surging
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move quickly and with force in a particular direction The gates opened and the crowd surged forward. Flood waters surged into their homes. He surged past the other runners on the last lap.
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to fill someone with a strong feeling synonym Relief surged through her.
  3. 3[intransitive] (of prices, profits, etc.) to suddenly increase in value Share prices surged. related noun upsurge
  4. 4[intransitive] (of the flow of electrical power) to increase suddenly
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