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