- 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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to fill someone with a strong feeling synonym sweep Relief surged through her.
- 3[intransitive] (of prices, profits, etc.) to suddenly increase in value Share prices surged. related noun upsurge
- 4[intransitive] (of the flow of electrical power) to increase suddenly
NAmE//sərdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surge
he / she / it surges
past simple surged
-ing form surging