Definition of upsurge in English:



  • An upward surge in the strength or quantity of something; an increase.

    ‘an upsurge in vandalism and violent crime’
    • ‘Registration data highlights a recent upsurge in inflow of doctors to the country’
    • ‘The attack came amid a major upsurge in violence across the country that has left a thousand dead.’
    • ‘In recent weeks there has been an upsurge in optimism about our economic prospects.’
    • ‘Analysts expect the collapse of peace talks to spark an upsurge in violence.’
    • ‘In this area there was an upsurge of helicopter activity and foot patrols.’
    • ‘Intercommunal fighting continued fitfully, with occasional upsurges of intense violence.’
    • ‘In a cyclical pattern, relatively secular periods have been followed by religious upsurges.’
    • ‘One of the reasons for the recent upsurge of ethnic violence is to be found in the failure of modern states to separate warring factions.’
    • ‘He rejected claims that nightclubs are big contributors to an upsurge in drinking and street violence.’
    • ‘The placing of the one tax on land values would likewise result in an economic upsurge.’
    • ‘If they do that, they say that yes there will be a sudden upsurge in violence but it will only be short-term.’
    • ‘An apparent upsurge in juvenile delinquency heightened concerns about teenagers.’
    • ‘Rural areas are also reporting a boom in sales figures largely due to an upsurge in tourism because of the good summer.’
    • ‘The recent upsurge in violence had forced a decision to cancel the scheduled tour, Merriman said.’
    • ‘Antique jewellery is another area where demand has seen an enormous upsurge in recent years.’
    • ‘Sadly there has been a recent upsurge in the number of preachers on the television asking for money.’
    • ‘Fox argues that a new village development plan is needed to cater for the upsurge in interest in living in the area.’
    • ‘The month of June has seen a big upsurge in visitors to the area.’
    • ‘With crime down, the city was experiencing an unprecedented upsurge in population after decades of drift.’
    • ‘This increase in property market activity is clear from the latest lending figures which show an upsurge in the last few months.’
    growth, rise, enlargement, expansion, extension, multiplication, elevation, swelling, inflation
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