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American English: /sərdʒ/
British English: /səːdʒ/

Translation of surge in Spanish:


  • 1 (movement) the surge of the sea
    la fuerza del oleaje
    a surge of people
    una oleada de gente
    I was carried along by the surge of the crowd
    me vi arrastrada por una marea de gente
    he felt a surge of anger
    sintió que lo invadía un sentimiento de ira
    we felt a new surge of hope
    sentimos renacer nuestras esperanzas
    a surge in demand/sales
    un repentino aumento de la demanda/las ventas
    a power surge (Electricity)
    una subida de tensión or de voltaje
  • 2 (wave) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (rush)
    the crowd surged out through the gates
    la gente salió en tropel por las puertas
    anger/hatred surged up inside her
    la ira/el odio la invadió or se apoderó de ella
    to surge ahead to surge ahead of somebody
    adelantársele a alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (increase sharply)
    aumentar vertiginosamente
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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