A surge is a sudden increase. This word is used when describing storms, problems, popular demand, and electricity, among other things.

  • A power surge ruined some of our computers.
  • To protect against a power surge, you should use a surge protector.
  • Ocean coastlines are affected by storm surge during a hurricane. A surge of water suddenly rises and this causes flooding.
  • There has been a surge of interest in yoga in recent years.
  • Runners report feeling a surge of energy as they approach the finish line in a race.
  • Purchases of medical supplies are surging as fears of the corona virus sweep the planet.
  • The number of people infected by the virus is surging in some countries.
  • The numbers of U.S. troops engaged in combat surge when there is a conflict.

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March 1, 2020