re·​surge | \ ri-ˈsərj How to pronounce resurge (audio) \
resurged; resurging

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Recent Examples on the Web Murphy said contact tracers, who get in touch with people suspected of having exposure to the virus, can number 4,000 in August, if cases resurge., "Record Jump in Texas; WHO Warns on Latin America: Virus Update," 2 Mar. 2020 The pandemic's social-distancing measures that quelled protests in early 2020 provided a temporary reprieve for HSBC’s Hong Kong locations, but the demonstrations have resurged in the wake of Beijing's national security law. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "How HSBC got stuck between Beijing’s new Hong Kong law and a hard place," 4 June 2020 Pro-democracy protests have begun to resurge again in recent days. Fox News, "Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers dragged out of legislative session before pro-Beijing camp elects chair," 18 May 2020 California will allow some businesses to offer curbside pickup, in the hopes that enough workers and consumers will embrace this, and safely enough, to halt the economy’s free-fall without infections resurging. Max Fisher, New York Times, "Reopenings Mark a New Phase: Global ‘Trial-and-Error’ Played Out in Lives," 7 May 2020 Watching new handbag trends emerge, resurge and evolve just may be one of the most fun aspects of fashion. Jamila Stewart, Essence, "These Cool Handbags For Mom Won't Break The Bank," 4 May 2020 Even South Korea has measures in place to reimpose lockdowns if cases resurge. Max Fisher, New York Times, "R0, the Messy Metric That May Soon Shape Our Lives, Explained," 23 Apr. 2020 But not all products; in the U.S., the practice of repair is resurging, a promising trend that sees companies responding to consumer pressures. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 The pandemic flu doesn't disappear until June, and then resurges again in late August and September as humidity starts to drop. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Will the coronavirus outbreak die off in summer? An expert weighs in," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of resurge

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resurge

Latin resurgere

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27 Jun 2020

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“Resurge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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