from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To surge up.
  • noun A rapid or abrupt rise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To surge up. The Century, XXVI. 130.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a sudden strong rise or flow
  • verb intransitive to surge up, or to become stronger or greater

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sudden or abrupt strong increase
  • noun a sudden forceful flow


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