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1‘a surge of water’
gush, rush, outpouring, stream, flow, sweep
2‘a surge in oil production’
sudden increase, rise, growth, upswing, upsurge, escalation, jump, leap, boost
3‘he felt a sudden surge of anger’
rush, blast, storm, torrent, blaze, outburst, eruption
4‘he took one look at the surge of sea and lowered clouds’
swell, swelling, heaving, billowing, rolling, roll, bulging, eddying, swirling, tide
1‘contaminated water surged into people's homes’
gush, rush, stream, flow, burst, pour, cascade, spill, overflow, brim over, well, sweep, spout, spurt, jet, spew, discharge, roll, whirl
seethe, swarm, crowd
2‘the Dow Jones index surged 47.63 points’
increase suddenly, rise, grow, escalate, jump, leap, boost
3‘the sea surged in the storm’
rise, swell, heave, billow, roll, eddy, swirl
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