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surge

noun [C]
 
 
/sɜːdʒ/
a sudden large increase: surge in sth An unexpected surge in electrical power caused the computer to crash. There has been a surge in house prices recently. The surge in defaults has led to charges the mortgage industry engaged in predatory lending practices.
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