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Synonyms for surge

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Wiktionary3.7 / 3 votes

  1. surgenoun


  2. surgenoun

    To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.

    Toaster sales surged last year.


  3. surgenoun

    To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.

    A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up.


  4. surgenoun

    To slack off a line.

    A power surge at that generator created a blackout across the whole district.


  5. surgenoun

    The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).


Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 6 votes

  1. rush, spate, surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden forceful flow

    tidy sum, wad, peck, mint, haste, plenty, lot, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, spate, muckle, rushing, pile, kick, good deal, stack, mountain, sight, billow, deal, heap, boot, freshet, thrill, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, charge, upsurge, mess, mass, hurry, flush, rush, bang, great deal, pot

  2. surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden or abrupt strong increase

    "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"

    spate, billow, upsurge, rush

  3. billow, surgeverb

    a large sea wave

    spate, billow, upsurge, rush

  4. billow, surge, heaveverb

    rise and move, as in waves or billows

    "The army surged forward"

    warp, buckle, scend, soar up, heave, gag, balloon, soar, zoom, pant, inflate, heft up, puff, wallow, gasp, heft, tide, billow, retch, heave up, soar upwards

  5. soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoomverb

    rise rapidly

    "the dollar soared against the yen"

    tide, soar upwards, hang glide, soar up, heave, zoom, sailplane, zoom along, scend, whizz along, whizz, billow, soar

  6. tide, surgeverb

    rise or move forward

    "surging waves"

    tide, soar upwards, soar up, heave, zoom, scend, billow, soar

  7. scend, surgeverb

    rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave

    "the boats surged"

    tide, soar upwards, soar up, heave, zoom, scend, billow, soar

  8. surgeverb

    see one's performance improve

    "He levelled the score and then surged ahead"

    soar upwards, heave, soar up, tide, zoom, scend, billow, soar

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. surgenoun

    wave, billow, breaker

  2. surgeverb

    swell, rise high

  3. surgeverb

    (Naut.) slip back

  4. surgeverb

    (Naut.) slack up suddenly (as a rope round a pin), let go

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  1. Jeffrey Simmons:

    Dorian will now create prolonged periods of large swells, surges along the north coast of Grand Bahama and the north and east coast of Abaco, we are asking residents in those areas to leave the coastline, we expect a storm surge of up to 15 feet, in addition to that we have a spring tide that can increase the surge by 2 to 3 feet.

  2. Cory Booker:

    Look, the last debate was unbelievable. We had our best fundraising days online in the entire campaign. The surge since then -- even my New Hampshire trip we were kind of blown away, so we see the energy, we see the surge. If we can continue raising money online, we're going to start doing paid advertising, like you're seeing from a number of campaigns -- it's helping their polling numbers.

  3. Calvin Miller, The Singer Trilogy:

    Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion.

  4. William Cocks:

    Nearly 10 years after implementation of the WHTI and the associated surge of passport applications, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is preparing for an anticipated surge as those applicants renew their passports.

  5. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Lose yourself beyond the identity of names, there is much to express, not with eyes or lips, but with the surge of dancing steps

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