Complete Definition of "surge"

English

Etymology
Possibly from French surgir < Old French surgir < Old Catalan surgir < Latin surgere, to rush.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-surge.ogg|Audio (US)
AHD|/sûrj/
IPA|/sɝʤ/ (US) or IPAchar|/sɜːʤ/ (UK)
SAMPA|/s3`dZ/ (US) or /<tt>s3:dZ</tt>/ (UK)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɜː(r)dʒ|-ɜː(r)dʒ

Homophones
serge

Noun
en-noun

  1. nautical The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).
  2. A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.

#: He felt a surge of excitement.

  1. A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.

#: A power surge

Synonyms
inrush

Translations
trans-top|swell of the sea
Finnish: maininki, aallokko
trans-bottom

trans-top|sudden transient rush or flood
Finnish: aalto
trans-bottom

trans-top|electrical spike
Finnish: jännitepiikki
trans-mid
Japanese: サージ (sāji)
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb|surg|es

  1. intransitive To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.

#: Toaster sales surged last year.

  1. context|transitive|nautical To slack off a line.

Anagrams
urges

References
FM 55-501

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