Translation of surge in Spanish:

surge

Pronunciation: /sɜːrdʒ; sɜːdʒ/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (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/Electricidad] una subida de tensión or de voltaje 1.2 (wave) [literary/literario] ola (feminine)
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    • 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (rush) [wave] levantarse; [sea] hincharse 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 tomar la delantera to surge ahead of sb adelantársele a algn 1.2 (increase sharply) [demand/sales/popularity] aumentar vertiginosamente

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