Definition of upsurge
: a rapid or sudden rise an upsurge in interest
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Yet this iftar comes as Muslims and Jews are both seeing an upsurge in threats against their community centers and places of worship.
A rush into haven assets that began during the financial crisis is getting a new lease on life from an upsurge in populist politics and a quickening of inflation.
A big factor that could impact the overall makeup of Parliament is a huge upsurge in tactical voting, and increased cooperation between the left parties in some critical swing areas.
The upsurge in violence in Central African Republic began late last year.
Although similar smash-and-grab burglaries are not unusual, law enforcement agencies in Littleton, Englewood and Denver have noted an upsurge in the cases.
The Sacramento region has experienced an upsurge in refugees this year, despite refugee arrival numbers nationwide dropping by 21 percent so far.
Prompted by an upsurge in international travel, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has sped up a $229.4 million expansion of Terminal 2 for immigration and customs controls.
One key difference between this moment and recent previous upsurges in political dissent seems to be the relative stock put into any one single day of protest.
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An upsurge in drug use sometimes leads to an upsurge in crime. An upsurge of flu cases can be cause for alarm. And an upsurge of fury at overpaid CEOs might lead to new legislation to restrain high salaries. We seem to use upsurge more in negative contexts than in positive ones, but not always; we usually welcome an upsurge of consumer confidence, an upsurge in new-car sales, or an upsurge in the stock market.
First Known Use of upsurge
UPSURGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upsurge for English Language Learners
: a rapid or sudden increase or rise
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