surge in

surge in

1. Of a liquid or gas, to enter into something or some place in a great gush or burst. Cold air comes surging in the house if you leave the doors open for more than a couple of seconds. Rainwater started surging in through a crack in the window.
2. Of people, animals, or things, to enter something or some place in large numbers and all at once. Hundreds of people surged in the store to nab one of their amazing Black Friday deals. A huge colony of bats surged in the air from the mouth of the cave.
3. To quickly or suddenly gain a very large amount of something. The TV show had a bit of a slow start, but surged in popularity during its second season. The product has been surging in sales after receiving recommendations from high-profile doctors as a safe and effective weight-loss supplement.
4. To become much greater, larger, or more numerous in some particular setting or context. Credit card debt surged in the late 2000s as people were given higher limits and more time to pay back their lenders. Raw sewage began surging in the basement from a burst pipe.
5. To quickly or suddenly move ahead in position or popularity in a political election. The decorated war veteran has surged in the race for her party's nomination following her impressive performance in the primary debate. Despite what some thought was damning evidence, the candidate has nonetheless been surging in the polls lately.
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surge in(to something)

to burst or gush into something or some place. The water surged into the valley after the dam broke. The doors opened and the people surged in.
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In elections to the European Parliament in May, Green parties saw a surge in support in Germany, France and other member states, which many saw as a recognition of the increasing concern among voters about climate-related issues.
Burglaries see a 20% surge in the winter months when "daylight hours are at the lowest level".
They said the residents are under severe stress due to the surge in house robberies and have begun giving 'Thekri Pehra' in all the streets and on roads leading to the areas.
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saw a 71-percent year-on-year surge in first quarter net profit to a new quarterly high of P3.7 billion, on record high gaming revenues from Solaire, the first gaming hub to open at Pagcor Entertainment City along Manila Bay.
The surge in popularity is largely due to a series of agreements signed during the recent summit when the two Koreas agreed to stop any military provocations and build lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
In this unpublished decision, (9) the court noted that while there were no reported cases in New Jersey that have considered whether a storm surge is included in the flood definition, other jurisdictions have included storm surge in the applicable flood definition.
To a question, he said due to surge in current account deficit, the state bank of Pakistan has to de-value currency.
Despite the sudden surge in burglaries, break-ins have nearly halved in the last decade.
"ADES has established itself as a strategic platform for Abu Dhabi's booming consumer electronics sector, which year-on-year has witnessed a surge in retailer and exhibitor numbers, reinforcing the emirate's rapidly developing economy," said Neelesh Bhatnagar, chief executive officer of Emax.
The unprecedented surge in migrants attempting to cross the Channel has prompted a string of measures to increase security at the terminal, including extra fencing and the deployment of more border force search and dog teams.
The surge in dollar by 40 paisa was witnessed in the inter-bank.
That stopped any possible Labour surge in its tracks.
for Android phones and that the growth represented a 30% year-on-year surge in
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