English noun: upsurge
|1.||upsurge (event) a sudden forceful flow|
|Synonyms||rush, spate, surge|
|Broader (hypernym)||flow, flowing|
|Narrower (hyponym)||debris storm, debris surge, onrush|
|2.||upsurge (act) a sudden or abrupt strong increase|
|Samples||Stimulated a surge of speculation.|
An upsurge of emotion.
An upsurge in violent crime.
|Broader (hypernym)||increase, step-up|