- He tosses it beyond a breaking wave, and it bobs and sinks in the maelstrom of receding water colliding with the next surge of the tide.
- If you go down Brigade Road, you can only inch forwards, pushed on by the surge of the crowd.
- The traffic light changed, the traffic cop motioned for the crowd to cross, there was a surge forward, and suddenly the whole tone of the demonstration changed.
- Is that just a short-term boost, caused by a temporary surge in the oil price?
- Sports marketing companies are predicting a surge in the sales of Jordan merchandise.
- Most important, the turn for the better in the job market over the past year has supplied the household sector with a growth surge in income from wages and salaries.
- Average turnaround time during the ground war surge rate flight operations was 23 minutes.
- The U.S. Navy will conduct a major "surge" exercise off the China coast later this Summer.
- During the surge, Task Force 385 managed the movement of 211,000 pieces of equipment through the port.
- She felt a surge of powerful emotions - fear, anger, and even power.
- The pace is slow and the mood sombre, even dreamy, cut across occasionally by great surges of emotion.
- Television appeals to emotion, a surge of emotion, and it doesn't really make much difference what the emotion is about.
- The result is a surge of extra electric current into power systems and every other sort of cable.
- The hardware has been redesigned to prevent damage caused by short circuits or power surges.
- Voltage surges and spikes occur for a number of reasons.
verb[no object, usually with adverbial] Back to top
- The crowds surged forward immediately and smashed the sign.
- At about midday a truck pulled up and the crowd surged forward.
- The crowd was surging forward, deafening him with screams and cheers, more high pitched than not, as the majority of the throng pushing him forward seemed to be girls.
- He warned that unless supply continued to meet demand, prices would surge once again.
- The prospect of power cuts had risen during the late 1990s as demand for power surged in line with economic growth.
- The testing equipment-maker's shares surged as sales rose for the first time in six quarters.
- I hated this feeling, this indescribable and uncomfortable emotion surging up within me.
- I had so many emotions and feelings surging through me at the same time then - emptiness is just not the right description.
- My voice is loud, but also rather high-pitched, and on the verge of cracking with all of the emotion surging within me.
- He screamed in pain as he hit the portal, a blue electric current surging around his body.
- As the magnetic storm raged through the night, huge geomagnetically induced currents surged through the wires and cables.
- The current surged through my leg, and I screamed again.
late 15th century (in the sense 'fountain, stream'): the noun (in early use) from Old French sourgeon; the verb partly from the Old French stem sourge-, based on Latin surgere 'to rise'. Early senses of the verb included 'rise and fall on the waves' and 'swell with great force'.