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what does surge in this sentence mean? "A very young woman leaped across the bar in one muscular surge and strode forward"

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updated JUL 20, 2010
posted by Aenia

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A sudden, intense effort, for example, the runner is 3rd placed surged ahead to take the lead positon.

For another example, do you know what a surge protector is for? (to prevent damage to electrical devices from surges (spikes) in electrical current.

updated JUL 20, 2010
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posted by 0074b507
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To rise suddenly in an excessive manner. (Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary)

updated JUL 20, 2010
posted by Rolest
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