|Origin:||sourge-, the stem of sourdre 'to rise, surge', from Latin surgere 'to go right up, rise', from sub- 'up' + regere 'to lead straight'|
1 [always + adverb/preposition]
to suddenly move very quickly in a particular direction
surge forward/through etc
The taxi surged forward.
The crowd surged through the gates.
2 also surge up
if a feeling surges or surges up, you begin to feel it very strongly:
She could feel anger surging inside her.
3 [usually + adverb/preposition]
if a large amount of a liquid, electricity, chemical etc surges, it moves very quickly and suddenly:
A wave surged up towards them.
Adrenalin surged through her veins.
to suddenly increase [= shoot up]:
Oil prices surged.