Translation of surge in Spanish:

surge

Pronunciation /səːdʒ//sərdʒ/

noun

  • 1

    (movement)
    the surge of the sea la fuerza del oleaje
    • a surge of people una oleada de gente
    • I was carried along by the surge of the crowd me vi arrastrada por una marea de gente
    • he felt a surge of anger sintió que lo invadía un sentimiento de ira
    • we felt a new surge of hope sentimos renacer nuestras esperanzas
    • a surge in demand/sales un repentino aumento de la demanda/las ventas
    • a power surge una subida de tensión / de voltaje
  • 2literary

    (wave)
    ola feminine
    • Then there is a surge as the crowd changes direction.
    • A seawall at Herrington was broached by the surge, destroying large sections of docks.
    • Grace and Mark entered with the surge of the crowd.
    • He tosses it beyond a breaking wave, and it bobs and sinks in the maelstrom of receding water colliding with the next surge of the tide.
    • During the hurricane, the one-story bar was swamped by the tidal surge.
    • The hurricane pounded the shore with 100-mile-an-hour winds, torrential rain, and tidal surges more than six feet high.
    • The banks are still perforated in places by flapped devices which allow the outflow of rainwater at low tide, while preventing inundation by the incoming tidal surge.
    • Rita is driving massive storm surges and bringing with it torrential rainfall.
    • The traffic light changed, the traffic cop motioned for the crowd to cross, there was a surge forward, and suddenly the whole tone of the demonstration changed.
    • They hang on precariously on to the vehicle and their job is to ensure that anyone who gets close to the leader does not end up falling on him or her due to the surge of the crowd from behind.
    • A tidal surge of five to ten feet is preceding the normal high tides, which are happening at the same time.
    • If you go down Brigade Road, you can only inch forwards, pushed on by the surge of the crowd.
    • This caused a surge forward, and small groups of protesters began pushing up against the police riot shields.
    • The surge forward as the car rockets away down the road is a serious g-force event.
    • At this time of year, monsoons in the area cause tidal surges and high waves.
    • The only serious injury was sustained by a club steward who fell down stairs at the stadium during a crowd surge.
    • Monstrous storms descend from the Artic circle, blanketing Europe in snow, sending a tidal surge across the US east coast, and flattening the west.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (rush)
    (wave) levantarse
    (sea) hincharse
    the crowd surged out through the gates la gente salió en tropel por las puertas
    • anger/hatred surged up inside her la ira/el odio la invadió / se apoderó de ella
    • to surge ahead tomar la delantera
    • to surge ahead of sb adelantársele a algn
    • The sail billows out and the boat surges forward across the water.
    • The crowd surged forward again, forcing the couple to keep on moving.
    • After thanking the crowd for their immense support over the years, the group kicked into their set as a sweaty throng of spectators surged forward and a small circle pit opened up.
    • The crowd surged forward, driven by sheer desperation and fear.
    • I was momentarily free and I surged upward to the air.
    • At about midday a truck pulled up and the crowd surged forward.
    • The white smoke goes up, the crowd surges into St. Peter's Square, and the tiny figure in white emerges on the balcony.
    • At several points the crowd surged beyond Miller's control.
    • The gun went off and Amie surged to the front of the pack.
    • The crowds surged forward immediately and smashed the sign.
    • The crowd was surging forward, deafening him with screams and cheers, more high pitched than not, as the majority of the throng pushing him forward seemed to be girls.
    • Some say that one of the organisers threw a sari into the crowd and the women surged forward to grab it, causing the tragedy.
    • A Japanese runner surges to the front, but is soon hauled in.
    • At times the crowd surged, making it difficult to maintain order.
    • As has been the case at every show, the crowd surges toward the stage.
    • He surged to his feet, vision doubling as he did so.
    • The police did not relent which forced the crowd to surge forward down a driveway to force the release of these women.
    • I had just crouched down to pick it up when everyone naturally decided to surge forward.
    • When the cast began to emerge, the crowd surged forward, and it was mayhem.
    • The crowds surged forward to the car door as it opened, but when I emerged, I was met with nothing but blank stares.
  • 2

    (increase sharply)
    (popularity/demand/sales) aumentar vertiginosamente
    • Stoked in part by the success of the iPod music player, Apple shares have surged to nearly $34 recently - the highest in four years.
    • The shares surged 5.08 per cent before the close.
    • However, recently oil demand has surged as globalisation fuels double-digit growth in China and India.
    • Passenger car sales surged 76 per cent last year to 1.97 million units.
    • That demand surged more than 4 percent in April but supply is 5 percent below the five-year average.
    • The United States trade deficit with the rest of the world has surged once again to a new record.
    • Yesterday's decline represented a complete reversal on yesterday's session, when shares surged upwards.
    • Most of the U.S. wireless industry surged in the first quarter as new subscribers soared.
    • Already, the stock is surging nearly 40 percent.
    • There's no way to pick and choose which gets cut off when demand surges, prices spike, and supply gets tight.
    • He warned that unless supply continued to meet demand, prices would surge once again.
    • The testing equipment-maker's shares surged as sales rose for the first time in six quarters.
    • The prospect of power cuts had risen during the late 1990s as demand for power surged in line with economic growth.
    • Shares in the retailer surged more than 20 per cent in trading on Tuesday after it confirmed an approach had been made.
    • One of them was barely in school when he mastered a sport that is surging in popularity.
    • Confidence surged in the second quarter, even though spending growth slowed.
    • The index surged just one day after setting a new 52-week low at 81.80 points.
    • Fuel prices that surged to records have also eroded profitability.
    • Such a drop commonly occurs when the Index surges rapidly out of its normal pattern.
    • As the new millennium dawned and state-wide demand for power surged, the crisis broke.