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English noun: surge

1. surge (event) a sudden forceful flow

Synonymsrush, spate, upsurge

Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing

Narrower (hyponym)debris storm, debris surge, onrush

2. surge (act) a sudden or abrupt strong increase

SamplesStimulated a surge of speculation.
An upsurge of emotion.
An upsurge in violent crime.


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

3. surge (event) a large sea wave


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

English verb: surge

1. surge (motion) rise and move, as in waves or billows

SamplesThe army surged forward.

Synonymsbillow, heave

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)blow up, inflate

2. surge (motion) rise rapidly

SamplesThe dollar soared against the yen.

Synonymssoar, soar up, soar upwards, zoom

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Narrower (hyponym)billow, wallow

3. surge (motion) rise or move forward

SamplesSurging waves.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

Antonymsebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out

4. surge (motion) rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

SamplesThe boats surged.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

5. surge (change) see one's performance improve

SamplesHe levelled the score and then surged ahead.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Domain categoryathletics, sport

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