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upsurge Syllabification: up·surge
Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌsərj/

Definition of upsurge in English:


An upward surge in the strength or quantity of something; an increase: an upsurge in violent crime
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  • One of the reasons for the recent upsurge of ethnic violence is to be found in the failure of modern states to separate warring factions.
  • The recent upsurge in violence had forced a decision to cancel the scheduled tour, Merriman said.
  • Intercommunal fighting continued fitfully, with occasional upsurges of intense violence.
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