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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.


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

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