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surge

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English

Etymology

Possibly from French surgir < Old French surgir < Old Catalan surgir < Latin surgere, to rush.

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
surge

Plural
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  1. (nautical) The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).
  2. A sudden rush, flood or increase which is transient.
    He felt a surge of excitement.
  3. A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.
    A power surge
  4. The maximum amplitude of a vehicles' forward/backward oscillation

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to surge

Third person singular
surg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to surge (third-person singular simple present surg, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.
    Toaster sales surged last year.
  2. To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.
    A ship surges forwards, sways sideways and heaves up.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To slack off a line.

Anagrams

References

  • FM 55-501

Spanish

Verb

surge (infinitive: surgir)

  1. Informal second-person singular (“tú”) affirmative imperative form of surgir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of surgir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of surgir.

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