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meanings of surge


  1. A spring; a fountain.
  2. A sudden electrical spike or increase of voltage and current.
  3. The maximum amplitude of a vehicle's forward/backward oscillation.
  4. The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.
  5. The swell or heave of the sea. (FM 55-501).
  6. A sudden transient rush, flood or increase.
  7. A momentary reversal of the airflow through the compressor section of a jet engine due to disruption of the airflow entering the engine's air intake, accompanied by loud banging noises, emission of flame, and temporary loss of thrust.


  1. To slack off a line.
  2. To accelerate forwards, particularly suddenly.
  3. To rush, flood, or increase suddenly.

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