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surgenoun [C]

uk   /sɜːdʒ/  us   /sɝːdʒ/
C1 a sudden and great increase: An unexpected surge in electrical power caused the computer to crash. There has been a surge in house prices recently.
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a sudden and great movement forward: At the end of the game, there was a surge of fans onto the field. A tidal surge (= sudden and great rise in the level of the sea) caused severe flooding in coastal areas. a sudden increase of an emotion: She was overwhelmed by a surge of remorse.
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surgeverb [I]

uk   /sɜːdʒ/  us   /sɝːdʒ/
C1 to increase suddenly and strongly: The company's profits have surged. to move quickly and powerfully: An angry crowd surged through the gates of the president's palace. A few metres before the end of the race, Jenkins surged into the lead. (of an emotion) to develop strongly and quickly: She felt a wave of resentment surging (up) inside her.
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