What does upsurge mean?

Definitions for upsurge
ʌpˈsɜrdʒ; ˈʌpˌsɜrdʒup·surge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rush, spate, surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden forceful flow

  2. surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden or abrupt strong increase

    "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"


  1. upsurgenoun

    a sudden strong rise or flow

  2. upsurgeverb

    to surge up, or to become stronger or greater


  1. Upsurge

    Upsurge is a novel by Australian writer J. M. Harcourt. Set in Perth, Western Australia, during the Great Depression, it was the first novel to be banned by the then Commonwealth Book Censorship Board and the first to be prosecuted by police in Australia.


  1. upsurge

    Upsurge is a sudden large increase, rise, or improvement in something such as rate or level. It can refer to a variety of circumstances, including economic growth, emotions, or social movements.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upsurge

    up-surj′, v.i. to surge up.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upsurge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upsurge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of upsurge in a Sentence

  1. Antonio Guterres:

    Hate speech is spreading and public discourse is being coarsened, social media is being exploited as a platform for bigotry. We must all show solidarity in response to this dangerous upsurge in hatred.

  2. Getty Images:

    In kindergarten she was wearing a mask all year, and it wasn't an issue, and at the beginning of this year they didn't have them wearing masks, and she was thrilled, of course. And then with the upsurge and the new variant they had to return to masks. And she just cried. She was devastated. So it really brought it… more into perspective to me that this is hard for them. It affects them so much more than we realize sometimes.

  3. Ashok Ghosh:

    The cause of the upsurge in arsenic concentration is the overuse of groundwater for irrigation and drinking, which happens when withdrawal rates exceed recharge rate, there is no law here to check excessive groundwater withdrawal.

  4. Makarim Wibisono:

    The upsurge in violence is a grim reminder of the unsustainable human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the volatile environment it engenders.

  5. Chris Murray:

    That increase in our forecasts is being driven by the big upsurge in, you know, the ones we know about in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, there's a longer list of states where deaths are going up, as well as hospitalizations. So that includes Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

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