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English noun: upsurge

1. upsurge (event) a sudden forceful flow


Synonymsrush, spate, surge


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Narrower (hyponym)debris storm, debris surge, onrush

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


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


Synonymssurge


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up









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