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surge

noun [C]     /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. → See also resurgenceIncreasing and intensifying 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.Advancing and moving forward a sudden increase of an emotion: She was overwhelmed by a surge of remorse.Increasing and intensifying
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