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

Definition of resurge

intransitive verb

: to undergo a resurgence

Examples of resurge in a Sentence

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And that feeling resurges today with the news that's he's gone. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Remembering Luke Perry, the Poster Boy of '90s Studs," 4 Mar. 2019 The trend has resurged in 2019, and people everywhere are making the world a little brighter with their unicorn pits. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, ""Unicorn Armpit Hair" Is the Best Beauty Trend of 2019 So Far," 16 Jan. 2019 In the 1980s, bodysurfing resurged, only to be gutted again by boogieboarding. Jamie Brisick, WSJ, "The Rush of Bodysurfing in Rio: A Traveler’s Guide," 3 Jan. 2019 The buzz surrounding the Duchess' accent resurged after a clip from the new HBO documentary Queen Of The World was released. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Royal Expert Weighs in on Meghan Markle's Speculated British Accent," 28 Sep. 2018 The Klu Klux Klan resurged, and the 13th Amendment was being regularly exercised to enact convict leasing — a practice of leasing prisoners to do cheap or unpaid labor for private or public organizations, greatly resembling racialized slavery. Kim Reynolds, Teen Vogue, "How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States," 30 July 2018 The brown spotted print from her polo outfit has resurged as an in-demand pattern of the season, and polka dots in general are having a moment this year. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Had a Pretty Woman Moment at a Polo Match Over the Weekend," 2 July 2018 Now, after nearly three decades, Asbury Park is resurging. Darryl Fears, Washington Post, "Why New Jersey is leading the resistance to Trump’s offshore drilling plan," 27 May 2018 Crowning glory: Morrison says that following royal weddings, tiaras traditionally resurge in bridal fashion. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Markle effect: 6 wedding trends inspired by the royal wedding," 30 May 2018

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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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