A lot of young Americans died in a surge that never had any real chance of success.
By 2007, Hagel was giving speeches on the floor of the Senate opposing the counterinsurgency strategy and surge of troops in Iraq.
As President Obama has acknowledged, this surge of production boasts some great economic benefits.
late 15c., "fountain, stream," probably from Middle French sourge-, stem of sourdre "to rise, swell," from Latin surgere "to rise," contraction of surrigere "to rise," from sub "up from below" + regere "to keep straight, guide" (see regal). Meaning "high, rolling swell of water" is from 1520s; figurative sense of "excited rising up" (as of feelings) is from 1510s.
1510s, from surge (n.). Related: Surged; surging.
Sorter, Updater, Report Generator, Etc. IBM 704, 1959. Sammet 1969, p.8.