how to pronounce surge


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surge is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of surge in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and a pyroclastic surge this avalanche …”

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.

surge frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word surge occurs in english on average 8.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics surge can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that surge can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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