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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.


Synonymsupsurge


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

3. surge (event) a large sea wave


Synonymsbillow


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.


Synonymstide


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.


Synonymsscend


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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