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Definition of Surge


  1. A spring; a fountain.
  2. A large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water, produced generally by a high wind.
  3. The motion of, or produced by, a great wave.
  4. The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.
  5. To swell; to rise hifg and roll.
  6. To slip along a windlass.
  7. To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan).

Surge Quotations

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Henry Ford

For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes.
Chris Evans

We know what the birth of a revolution looks like: A student stands before a tank. A fruit seller sets himself on fire. A line of monks link arms in a human chain. Crowds surge, soldiers fire, gusts of rage pull down the monuments of tyrants, and maybe, sometimes, justice rises from the flames.
Nancy Gibbs

When food prices surge, poor families suddenly find themselves unable to afford enough nutritious food. If this happens during the first thousand days of a child's life, the damage to his or her body and mind can be permanent.
Ban Ki-moon

One of the lessons of Vietnam, which we failed to heed in the Iraq war and the Afghanistan surge, is that before you commit U.S. military forces to aid or assist, it is essential to know what you want them to achieve.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
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Surge Translations

surge in Italian is frangenti
surge in Spanish is surgir, rompiente
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