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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 into (something)

1. Of a liquid or gas, to enter into something or some place in a great gush or burst. Cold air comes surging into the house if you leave the doors open for more than a couple of seconds. Rainwater started surging into the room 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 into the store to nab one of their amazing Black Friday deals. A huge colony of bats surged into the sky from the mouth of the cave.
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surge off (of) (someone or something)

1. Of a stock or stock market, to increase in price or value as a result of something. The company's stocks have surged off the immense popularity of its most recent product. Markets around the world began surging off of news that the two countries would finally be ending their years-long trade war.
2. To radiate or emanate off of someone or something. Heat surged off of her body as she paused mid-run to catch her breath in the cold mountain air. I could practically feel the anger surging off of the boss as he listened to the woeful figures from the sales department.
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surge out

1. Of a liquid or gas, to exit from something or some place in a great gush or burst. Blood surged out of the wound in his chest. Cold air surged out as the scientists opened the door to the cryogenic chamber.
2. Of person or animal, to exit from something or some place very quickly and suddenly, with a great burst of speed. Sarah's mother surged out of the car and snatched the cigarette from her lips. I was trying to peer into the mysterious cave when suddenly a bear surged out and bore down on me with incredible speed.
3. Of electricity in a power grid, to become temporarily lost or unavailable due to a sudden increase or oscillation in electric current or voltage within a particular area. The power had surged out across the whole city as a result of the earthquake.
4. To radiate or emanate off, out, or away from someone or something. The boss's anger surged out like water from a burst dam. A wall of heat surged out of the burning building as the firefighter kicked open the front door to make her way inside.
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surge out of (someone, something, or some place)

1. Of a liquid or gas, to exit from something or some place in a great gush or burst. Blood surged out of the wound in his chest. Cold air surged out of the cryogenic chamber as the scientists opened the door to inspect the patient inside.
2. Of person or animal, to exit from something or some place very quickly and suddenly, with a great burst of speed. Sarah's mother surged out of the car and snatched the cigarette from her lips. A bear surged out of the dark cave and bore down on me with incredible speed.
3. To radiate or emanate off, out, or away from someone or something. The boss's anger surged out of him like water from a burst dam. A wall of heat surged out of the burning building as the firefighter kicked open the front door to make her way inside.
See also: of, out, surge

surge up

1. Of a liquid or gas, to rise up (into something) very quickly in a burst or gush. A gust of wind sent the smoke surging up into the air. Water surged up my nose as I plunged into the ice-cold lake.
2. Of an emotion, to swell or strengthen within one. I could feel my anger surging up as I listened to the harrowing story. Happiness surged up within me thinking about my wonderful fiancée.
See also: surge, up

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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surge out (of something)

to burst forth or gush out of something or some place. The water surged out of the huge crack in the dam. We saw the crack where the water surged out.
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surge up

to rush or gush upwards. A spring of fresh water surged up under the stone and flowed out on the ground. The oil surged up and blew out into the open air in a tall black column.
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The company recommended an electrical panel mounted surge protector but did not give much detail.
HV windings of power transformer can be represented by equivalent circuit network for analysis of surge behavior as shown in Fig.
* an Afghan surge to increase the size and capability of the Afghan army
The [R.sub.1] - [L.sub.1] filter has a low impedance for slow front surges which implies that the two nonlinear resistances [A.sub.0] and [A.sub.1] are connected essentially in parallel.
Simulations with two surge arresters installed, sublaterals are connected.
The Nonlinear Interaction between Storm Surges and Astronomical Tides.
This accordance may result in significant storm surge in the coastal region.
'It was built in 2017 and since then, there have been no major storms that impacted the island to really test it, and we will have to calibrate further in order to get it to the level of accuracy that would be required to use it for any major surge forecasting,' Ricketts said.
The improvements to the state weather bureau's system were largely from lessons learned from Supertyphoon 'Yolanda' (international name: Haiyan), where more than 6,200 people were killed, mostly due to storm surges that reached as high as 5 meters.
Delworth, "The influence of C[O.sub.2] forcing on North American monsoon moisture surges," in the early October issue of the Journal of Climate.
For the forthcoming April-May lightning season, Clarion (also known as Clarion Energy) plans to provide people with a handsome discount of 25% on Lightning and Surge Protection equipment that are of highest quality; 100% manufactured in Europe .
Explaining their reasoning behind the surges, the website reads: "In these cases of very high demand, fares may increase to help ensure those who need a ride can get one.
If you live near commercial operations with large motors, such as large refrigeration units or pumps, surges occur when these motors switch on and off.
Point-of-use surge protectors can protect consumer electronics from voltage surges; however, not all surge protectors are created equal.