Definition of upsurge in English:


Line breaks: up|surge
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpsəːdʒ


An upward surge in the strength or quantity of something; an increase: an upsurge in vandalism and violent crime
More example sentences
  • 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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